Irish missing top receivers

Published 3:12 am Thursday, October 21, 2010

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame might be without all three of its top receivers Saturday when the Fighting Irish play Navy in the Meadowlands. For sure, the Irish will be missing two of their best pass catchers.

Coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday that speedy slot receiver Theo Riddick, a converted running back who is second on the team in catches, is out with a severely sprained right ankle that has been placed in a cast.

Notre Dame had already lost star tight end Kyle Rudolph for the season with a torn hamstring that required surgery last Friday.

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And leading receiver Michael Floyd, who had three TD catches Saturday against Western Michigan while playing with a sore hamstring, will likely not practice this week, Kelly said. His status will be a game-time decision at the Meadowlands.

Riddick has 38 catches for 406 yards and three touchdowns and was injured in the second half Saturday against Western Michigan.