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Irish get good news on Robinson

Corey Robinson’s lost weekend won’t turn into more than that. Brian Kelly was upbeat on the junior receiver the day after his pregame knee sprain.

Last weekend was supposed to be a step forward for Corey Robinson.

His Hall of Fame father David Robinson was back in town as a regular guest. And against overmatched Massachusetts, the junior receiver had a chance to recalibrate his misfiring junior season where teammate Chris Brown has caught more than twice as many passes as Robinson has logged targets.

Instead, Robinson sprained his knee during pregame warmups and took a DNP.

After an MRI following the 62-27 win over UMass, it appears Robinson will be available for Saturday night’s trip to No. 12 Clemson.

“No damage to the knee, so we finally came up with good news,” Kelly said during his Sunday teleconference. “And we gave him a cortisone shot today, and we expect him to be full go for Tuesday's practice.”

While Robinson’s junior season has been a minor disappointment within Notre Dame’s offensive explosion, the Irish could use his big-game experience this week. Robinson put up eight catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns last season at Florida State, which doesn’t include that game-winning touchdown wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty.

In three games played this fall, Robinson has just four catches for 45 yards. That reception total ties the junior for sixth on the team with Torii Hunter Jr. Top Stories