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MAR
31
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Jon Bon Jovi's Son Injured, Will Miss Notre Dame's 2014 Season

The New Jersey native injured his knee, and will miss the fall season.

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Jon Bon Jovi

Jesse Bongiovi, son of Bon Jovi leader Jon Bon Jovi, will miss all of Notre Dame’s football season this fall due to a torn anterian cruciate ligament in the knee.

ESPN.com’s Matt Fortuna reported the news on his Twitter feed, and cited Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly as a source.

Bongiovi, 19,  made the team last summer. The freshman, a walk-on cornerback, recorded one tackle in a December game against New Jersey’s Rutgers University in a winning game.

"He's a tough kid," Kelly told csnchicago.com last August. "The kids really like him. They respect him. They don't look at him as a rock star's son. They look at him as a kid that loves Notre Dame and wants to play football and help this team."

Twitter: @MicheleAmabile