Per news from spring practice, Scott Frost confirmed that Thomas Fidone, one of the best, most-anticipated tight ends in the nation, has suffered a knee injury that will require surgery.
Thomas Fidone will require surgery after suffering a knee injury last week in practice, Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. The tight end was the Huskers’ top signee in 2021 and has been expected to help the Huskers in his first season on campus. He has progressed well this spring.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) April 28, 2021
Best case scenario for return is mid-season.
Scott Frost says the hope on Thomas Fidone is to get him healthy by the middle of the 2021 season.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) April 28, 2021
Fidone tweeted about his injury:
I will be back. Bigger, faster and stronger! I can promise you that! Every setback is set to have a major comeback! GBR pic.twitter.com/qcuWl6WxFP— Thomas Fidone II ²⁴ (@ThomasFidone) April 28, 2021
Word on the spring game format:
There will be no tackling in the first half. Given the obvious CURSE that is on Nebraska football, perhaps this is best.
Note that this only says tackling. It does not say “no live contact”, which means you can expect the lines to go at it full speed. That’s what I’m reading into it anyway.
Spring game format:— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) April 28, 2021
Vets 1st half: Thud tackle
Young guys 2nd half: Live tackle
Lubick/Chinander call all plays for both sides.
I’m sure everyone has an opinion on whether it’s good or bad.
It doesn’t matter. At this point, whatever Scott Frost does it will be wrong. Until he starts winning some games, a malaise will remain over the program.
Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot think of a time at which there’s been less enthusiasm for Nebraska football than right now. Perhaps part of that can be blamed on a pandemic that’s sucked the life out of all of us, but the majority is due to a “show me” attitude amongst Husker fans.
I hope I’m wrong. Am I wrong? Use the comment section.
I remain optimistic. Unfortunately it will take months before we know what happens. Keep the faith, dammit.