SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey says there's a chance forward Luke Harangody may not return this season from a bone bruise to his right knee.
Brey said the senior's knee is improving, but not to the point where he can play. Harangody injured his knee Feb. 11 against Seton Hall.
Brey said the Irish are preparing for Wednesday's game against Connecticut as though Harangody won't play and he may not play in the regular-season finale against Marquette on Saturday.
Brey says there is no structural damage to Harangody's knee.
The Irish are 2-2 without Harangody, but have consecutive wins against Georgetown (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) and Pittsburgh (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) .
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