Mike Riley told the media after today’s Nebraska Cornhuskers practice that Senior Wide Receiver Jordan Westerkamp will miss the Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee with a knee injury. The injury was a non-contact injury.
Jordan Westerkamp hurt his knee yesterday making a cut in practice. Meniscus. Surgery today, 3 month recovery. Out for bowl. #Huskers— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) December 15, 2016
Not only will Westerkamp miss the bowl game, but he will also not be able to participate in any post-bowl All-Star games, like the Senior Bowl or such. Westerkamp was supposed to play in East-West Shrine Game on January 21st.
If the three month timeline is realistic for rehab, then Westerkamp should be able to make it back on the field for Nebraska’s Pro Day workouts, which typically occur at the start of the Spring Practice schedule. Since the NFL Combine is scheduled for February 28-March 6 of 2017, that would be a tighter timeframe.
The Senior from Lombard, Illinois will fall one game short of tying Johnny Rodgers for the all-time Nebraska consecutive games with one reception mark. He will finish his career second on Nebraska’s all-time reception list at 167, as well as receiving yards (2474) and tied for 2nd with 100 yard receiving games (8). He is 4th in the all-time books for the Huskers with 18 TD receptions.