Notre Dame WR Freddy Canteen set for surgery, out for the rest of the season

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Freddy Canteen has plenty of motivation for a quick and compete recovery.

The Notre Dame senior wide receiver’s next college game is likely to be against his former school — Michigan — on Sept. 1, 2018.

That’s because he’ll have season-ending shoulder surgery for a torn labrum on Tuesday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced on Sunday.

The 6-foot, 194-pound Elkton, Md., product, played in ND’s first three games, with one start. He had one reception for seven yards before missing Saturday’s 49-20 romp at Boston College, though he did make the road trip.

At Michigan, Canteen collected six catches for 22 yards in his first two seasons, then sat out the 2016 season. He completed his degree work at Michigan this past spring in three years, then did a grad-style, no-sitting-out transfer to Notre Dame in June.

Canteen has a year of eligibility available in 2018.

Notre Dame (2-1) visits Michigan State (2-0) on Saturday night.

Notre Dame wide receiver Freddy Canteen's first season for the Irish is over. He's scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)