Notre Dame reserve DE NaNa Osafo-Mensah likely out for season following knee surgery

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame sophomore reserve defensive end NaNa Osafo-Mensah will likely miss the 2020 regular season after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

His recovery timeline could see him return for postseason play, however.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Fort Worth, Texas, product was able to redshirt last season as a freshman, having played in two games — against New Mexico and Bowling Green — while recording one tackle. He was not expected to break into the two-deeps this season.    

According to Notre Dame’s sports information department, Osafo-Mensah suffered the injury to his lateral meniscus on Aug. 4 during team activities.

Notre Dame sophomore defensive end Nana Osafo-Mensah (18) underwent knee surgery on Thursday and will like miss the regular season.