Irish tight end undergoes season-ending ACL surgery

Updated: August 22, 2008, 4:36 PM ET
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Notre Dame sophomore tight end Mike Ragone underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a tear in his left anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that will sideline him for the season.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Ragone, who had one catch last season but was projected as a starter in 2008, was injured while running routes during the summer, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said in a statement.

"His two options were to have the knee fixed immediately or to brace it and try to play," Weis said. ...

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