Confirmed: Notre Dame's Crist to miss rest of 2010

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Shortly after Dayne Crist went down with what appeared to be a significant knee injury in Notre Dame’s loss to Tulsa, it was thought that the junior quarterback would likely miss the remainder of the season.

While the school would neither confirm or deny the reports in the immediate aftermath of the loss, they’ve done the expected Sunday afternoon.

According to head coach Brian Kelly, Crist is out for the season with the knee injury.  Kelly said during his teleconference today that Crist underwent surgery this morning to reattach the torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

Crist suffered the injury after being tackled at the end of a 29-yard run in the first quarter.  It’s expected to take in the neighborhood of six months for Crist to fully recover.