Carlisle out for spring with broken ankle

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Amir Carlisle won't be able to fully take advantage of his NCAA waiver this spring.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday that the running back transfer from USC will miss all of spring practice after breaking an ankle last week during a voluntary 7-on-7 drill.

Carlisle, a Santa Clara, Calif., native, rushed for 118 yards on 19 carries and caught seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown during his freshman season with the Trojans this past fall. He transferred to Notre Dame in January, starting his second semester of college. His father, Duane, is the director of sports performance at nearby Purdue, and the NCAA ruled Thursday that Carlisle could play immediately for the Irish this coming season.

Kelly said Carlisle should be fully recovered by June.

Kelly also said he could not talk about what caused early-enrollee cornerback Tee Shepard to return home last week to Fresno, Calif., citing legal issues that prevent the coach from commenting on the matter.