On the Big Ten Conference call this morning, Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Mike Riley updated two big Offensive injuries suffered in the Huskers 31-16 win vs. Illinois this past Saturday.
#Huskers coach Mike Riley says WR Jordan Westerkamp wont likely play at Indiana. Same for Cethan Carter.— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 4, 2016
Riley says Westerkamp and Carter likely out for Indiana, but may be available the following week.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 4, 2016
Carter was lost early in the game with what’s being described as a elbow injury suffered on his only catch. Westerkamp took a knee in the lower back/kidney area when making a catch late in the 3rd quarter of the game. Westerkamp was taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures, Riley revealed during the post game press conference.
Riley also updated the condition of Nebraska Running Back Devine Ozigbo, who was in a boot according to reports after the game.
Devine Ozigbo won't practice this week with a sprained ankle. His status is not known for the Indiana game, Riley says. #Huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) October 4, 2016
There was some good news on the injury front, however.
Tanner Farmer and Alonzo Moore are "hopeful" to play Oct. 15 at Indiana, Riley said. Bye week this week. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 4, 2016
Farmer was out of the Illinois game with a high ankle sprain. Moore had been fighting a shoulder issue for the better part of the season so far, and was hurting up to the Northwestern game.
Nebraska has the week off, then will be heading to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Hoosiers next Saturday in a 2:30 kickoff on ABC.