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Notre Dame Football

Cotton Bowl | Alex Bars Update

December 27, 2018

Notre Dame captain Alex Bars went down with an ACL and MCL injury against Stanford in week five. The Irish lost its right guard and his experience, but Bars has remained tied to the program and continued to provide much-needed leadership to a young Notre Dame offensive line. 

Bars is actually ahead of schedule in his rehab and if you saw him walking, you would never know he had a devasting injury three months ago. 

“It’s going great,” stated Bars. “I’m way, way ahead of schedule. Everything feels phenomenal. I’m squatting, hang clinging and doing platform stuff. I don’t have any problems and it’s all flowing. Things couldn’t be going better.” 

The next step for Bars will be to let his knee fully heal, but running is in the very near future for the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder.

“I’m continuing to work my muscles and letting my ligaments heal,” said Bars. “I’m going to start running in a month to six weeks.” 

Bars will figure out his NFL Draft prep schedule once Notre Dame’s season has completed. 


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