Nebraska football running back Adam Taylor was helped off the practice field during Saturday’s scrimmage and unfortunately, the news isn’t good yet again for the Huskers. Assistant athletic director for media relations Keith Mann announced that Taylor has a broken ankle on head coach Bo Pelini’s behalf.
Taylor makes the third Nebraska player to have a significant injury since the beginning of fall camp including defensive back Charles Jackson (torn MCL) and linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey (torn ACL). Add the omission of safety LeRoy Alexander and the Huskers are four men down, for the time being at least.
Whether or not Taylor’s ankle can be repaired with any significant time remaining in the season has yet to be announced.
Such fractures, especially ones requiring surgery, likely will keep him on the sideline unless an emergency situation occurs and even then, he likely doesn’t put on his helmet.
Should Taylor be out for the remainder of the season, Nebraska can rebound from this loss.
With Ameer Abdullah, Imani Cross and Terrell Newby, the Big Red already has three very capable backs that can more than likely do what offensive coordinator Tim Beck wants to do.
If any announcement is made in reference to recovery time, we’ll be sure to bring you that information as soon as it’s made available.
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