CHICAGO — Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan took a slow walk to the locker room Saturday favoring an injured leg.
The former University of Wisconsin player was injured when he was sacked by Badgers linebacker Nick Herbig in the third quarter. He stayed in the game briefly but entered the team's medical tent at the end of the drive.
It appeared that Coan's left leg was caught underneath him as he was pulled to the field by Herbig.
When Coan left the tent, he tried one warm-up throw on the sideline and reacted awkwardly. He was replaced by freshman Drew Pyne for Notre Dame's next drive.
Coan was 15 of 29 for 158 yards and led a second-quarter touchdown drive that put the Irish ahead 10-7.
He was a focal point in the lead-up to Saturday's game, even as both sides tried to downplay the storyline of him playing against his former Badgers teammates.