Marcus Washington showed up to Nebraska football’s Fan Day wearing a cast on his hand. That wasn’t the only unpleasant surprise on Sunday.
While Fan Day is usually supposed just to be a fun event where players and … yes fans of the program are able to meet and mingle before the Huskers enter fall camp, eagle-eyed members of the Nebraska football media noticed more than a few things were amiss.
When it came to the biggest broadside surprise of this usually very casual event, there were few that could compete with veteran wide receiver Marcus Washington showing up ready for camp with a cast on one of his hands.
It doesn’t seem that whatever injury the receiver sufferered was well known. It certainly wasn’t mentioned by anyone last week at Big Ten Media Days, and quarterback Jeff Sims for one, was specifically asked during his appearance about the wide receiver corps.
Whether that means the injury was recent or simply something, no one wanted to talk about until Monday will be known tomorrow. Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule will address the media following the Huskers’ first practice of preseason camp, and it doesn’t appear Washington is going to be the only bit of news he’ll be addressing.
Myles Farmer among those absent at Nebraska football Fan Day
With a little over a month until the season, Marcus Washington’s hand still has time to get completely healthy and ready for game day. Especially considering there’s still no word on just when the injury occurred.
That’s why the bigger issue that was pointed out by The Athletic’s Mitch Sherman was that Myles Farmer was among the Nebraska footballers not in attendance for the event.
That revelation comes on the heels of rumors that sparked up this weekend that the defensive back had left the team. The talk was that he’s tumbled down the depth chart ahead of fall camp, though none of that has been confirmed as of yet.
Sherman added that DL Brodie Tagaloa, OL Jacob Hood, and WR Joshua Fleeks were not at fan day. Of that trio, Fleeks would have to be the biggest surprise, considering he transferred to the Nebraska football program last fall specifically because he wanted to play for Rhule one more time.
The good news here is that there won’t have to be much guessing for long. Rhule will almost assuredly address all of this on Monday.