Stockton Might Miss Rest Of Season

In just one half of play, Tyler Stockton racked up eight tackles, with three of those coming for a loss including a sack and two forced fumbles.

While he was doing that, the four-star recruit from The Hun School in Princeton N.J. was also getting cut blocked over and over by Lawrenceville offensive linemen.

"Eventually I was just limping," Tyler Stockton said. The Hun rolled to a 34-6 victory last weekend of Lawrenceville. The future Irish defensive tackle's services were only needed in the first half.

"I've been playing d-end this year. All I'm doing is trying to run around the tackle, and they've been going for my knees."

This time, Stockton had his meniscus partially torn.

The 6-foot-1, 280-pound Stockton didn't practice all week, and didn't play in The Hun's (3-2) 49-20 loss to rival Blair Academy this weekend. He just iced a lot and rode the bike.

"It's not a bruise, it's inside my leg like cartilage," Stockton explained. "It's healing. It just needs rest."

Stockton could miss the final two games of the season.

"I'm game to game," he said. "I'm not really sure. We'll have to see. I'll be going back to the doctor on Tuesday and I'll see what he says.

"It's nothing that needs surgery. Just let it heal and you'll be fine. It won't be more than a couple weeks.

"Hopefully I'll be back next week."

Stockton will be 100 percent for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January, and for spring football as an early enrollee at Notre Dame.

Stockton hasn't been back to South Bend since the spring, but hopes to get back to Notre Dame soon.

"It will be either the Pittsburgh game or the Syracuse game," Stockton said. "I'm not sure if I'll take one of those as my official, or take the banquet as my official."


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