Per the Omaha World-Herald’s Sam McKewon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers suffered a setback this week when projected starting Offensive Guard Jerald Foster was sidelined with a MCL sprain in his knee. The injury was confirmed to McKewon via a Mike Riley interview Thursday.
#Huskers LG Jerald Foster is expected to miss a month with a strained MCL https://t.co/NlZNpaSdMK pic.twitter.com/TFGOOUEgLG— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) August 18, 2016
Foster, a Sophomore from Lincoln Southeast, was the projected starting LG for Nebraska, who is just over 2 weeks from starting their season. The injury happened during one of Wednesday’s practices.
With the projection that Foster may miss a month of time, that would put him returning on or about the week that Nebraska hosts Oregon on September 17th. Depending on the timing of the injury, however, it is possible that he could return for the Wyoming game on the 10th.
The first thought is that Redshirt Freshman Jalin Barnett would be the first to step into the role vacated by Foster. The spot was taken last year by Senior Dylan Utter, who is slated to be your starting Center this season.