The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been fighting with Wide Receiver injuries this whole Fall Camp. On Wednesday, it took another hit.
The Nebraska AD just released this information:
Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s practice and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Riley also confirmed that freshman receiver Lavan Alston will be out for the season after suffering a knee injury during Tuesday’s practice.
That is a big issue to Nebraska's wideout problems, but a BIGGER wrench to the Punt Returning danger that Pierson-El has given Nebraska from last year.
Last season, Pierson-El was a Freshman All-American and winner of the Jet Award, given by Nebraska Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers for being the top Punt Returner in America. He won Special Teams Player of the Week twice from the Big Ten conference after the Fresno State and Iowa games, as well as winning the team's Special Team Player of the Year award.
Candidates to take over the PR duties include Terrell Newby, Jamal Turner, Jordan Westerkamp and Stanley Morgan among others.
Alston is a Freshman Wide Receiver from St. Bonaventure HS in Ventura, California.