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Michigan State Tight End Garrett Celek Out With Shoulder Injury

Michigan State will be without tight end Garrett Celek against Notre Dame, and it's possible he could be out for the season. From Joe Rexrode:

Celek, who has battled injury issues in the past, caught a pass early in MSU's 30-17 win over Florida Atlantic, then went down on a running play in the first half. MSU coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday that Celek is still debating whether or not to have surgery.

If he doesn't have it, Dantonio said, he might be able to return in four or five weeks. If he does, he'll be done for the year and may be able to get a medical redshirt to preserve the year of eligibility.

The Spartans have pretty good depth at tight end. That's necessary when you run as many two-tight end sets as they do, but there won't be a big drop off from the starters to the back ups even with Celek potentially done for the season.

Charlie Gantt is the starting tight end on the depth chart this week and behind him are Brian Linthicum and Dion Sims. Neither Linthicum nor Sims is established as the sole backup, as there is an "OR" separating the two on the depth chart.