Notre Dame junior defensive lineman Derrell Hand's career may be over depending on a second opinion from a doctor, according to Blue & Gold Illustrated.
Hand's high school coach, Brian Fulk, told Blue & Gold that Hand may have a hereditary disease in his spinal cord.
"He's going to get a second opinion about it," Fulk told Blue & Gold. "But at this point it doesn't look good for him to play football ever again."
The loss of Hand would be the second defensive lineman Notre Dame has seen disappear for reasons other than graduation in the past month. Pat Kuntz did not enroll in the university this semester due to "personal reasons," but has told multiple sources he wants to return.
Hand, a Philadelphia native, had been arrested in August charged with soliciting a prostitute in South Bend. He was suspended for the first three weeks of Notre Dame's season.
Now, he might not play for the Irish ever again.
-By Michael Rothstein of The Journal Gazette