The Nebraska football offensive line is a massive question heading into the 2023 season but having a healthy Teddy Prochazka would be a big boost.
To say that Teddy Prochazka’s career at Nebraska football has gone the way people thought would be as incorrect a statement as any out there these days. The massive offensive lineman has been a guy coaches and fans were hoping would be a force on the offensive line. Instead, he’s been injured more often than he’s played.
His injuries haven’t stopped the coaches from having high hopes for Prochazka. That was demonstrated yet again on Monday night when offensive line coach Donovan Raiola went on Sports Nightly and talked about a variety of issues, including #65.
When Raiola was asked about the health of his offensive lineman, he made no bones about how excited he was for this fall.
"“He’s ready to go. He’s back. He’s had an offseason of workouts, an offseason of training. I’m really excited for Teddy moving forward.”"
Nebraska football’s Teddy Prochazka is back once again
The question now is just how long the offensive lineman can stay healthy. After all, the talk of Nebraska football last fall was that he was back and ready to push opposing defenses around.
Prochazka was allowed to start in his freshman season by week 5, and played well in a game where the Nebraska football team dismantled Northwestern. However, he was hurt the next week against Michigan and he ended up having to sit out the rest of the season and the next spring.
In 2022, he started the first three games but suffered a different injury in the Georgia Southern game. He missed the rest of the year and had to sit out the spring practice sessions once again.
Now that Nebraska football coaches are billing Teddy as being back yet again, it seems the biggest question will be whether he’s mentally ready to go. Last year he admitted he was having some problems getting past the 2021 injury, which affected his play.