Notre Dame commit John Shannon set for surgery

IRISH STEW

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

John Shannon's snaps in Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be some of his last for the next few months.

Next week, Shannon, a long snapper committed to Notre Dame, will have surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Shannon suffered the injury during his senior season at Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy. He has played despite the issue since October.

Shannon said this week that the expected recovery time is four to six months. After discussing the injury with Notre Dame, Shannon said he was encouraged to get the surgery done now.

Shannon, who plans to sign with the Irish on Feb. 3, should be ready to resume snapping by the time he arrives on campus in June. He should have plenty of time to heal as the Irish plan to bring back long snapper Scott Daly for his fifth year and allow Shannon to redshirt as a freshman, Shannon said.

Notre Dame long snapper commit John Shannon will undergo surgery on his labrum next week. (Photo courtesy of Rubio Long Snapping)