The Nebraska Cornhuskers went down and got work done on Thursday, completing practice #11 of the 2017 spring period.
Normally, OC Danny Langsdorf and offensive players would be the ones speaking, but HC Mike Riley had some injury news that wasn’t good at all.
Tough blow for safety JoJo Domann, who suffered an ACL injury after a very strong beginning to spring. Riley confirmed after practice.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 6, 2017
Domann's injury was non-contact. "Really a freak, sad deal..." Riley said. Domann does have a redshirt season to use if necessary.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 6, 2017
That is a really tough break for JoJo, who was shining at safety. However, the redshirt is still there, so hopefully things get back to where he was originally.
D-lineman AJ Natter with a injury to tendon in knee. Already had surgery. Similar recovery timetable to Domann's injury. Six-month range.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 6, 2017
Natter already has struggled in seeing the field, so this is bad for him. Unlike Domann though, one wonders what his future on the team holds due to this.
Bryan Reimers also banged his knee at Tuesday's practice. "Nothing else that was nearly as substantial as JoJo," Riley said.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 6, 2017
Hopefully Reimers can go in the spring game, to show the continuing development that he’s been showing.
The race to replace Dylan Utter at center has a new name in the fracas.
OC Danny Langsdorf slipped in that Cole Conrad is getting a look at center. Three way race between him, Decker, and Raridon. #Huskers— Connor Happer (@ConnorHapper) April 6, 2017
It seems like Conrad is good enough to run with the 1’s, but at the same time there is a “fill in where necessary” type of approach. Some kids can do that well, some cannot.
Saturday will be the next workout day and will mark exactly one week before the spring game on April 15. Check back here for all the goods!