The Nebraska football team was hopeful that freshman defensive end Cam Lenhardt would be ready to return against LaTech but he’s been ruled out.
Following the Nebraska football game against Northern Illinois, head coach Matt Rhule warned fans that the Huskers didn’t come out of the contest unscathed.
Cam Lenhardt, Rahmir Johnson, Gabe Ervin and Dwight Bootle all had varying degrees of injuries. Even worse news came on Monday when Rhule said that Johnson, Ervin and Bootle were all done for the year.
The bright side of that was that Lenhardt was reportedly able to come back to practice nad might be ready for Lousiana Tech. However, according to the official injury report just ahead of Saturday’s game, he’s been ruled out.
It’s worth pointing out that there is a “questionable” column for Nebraska football coaches to use, but they’re making sure everyone knows he won’t be taking the field.
Nebraska football without Cam Lenhardt
It’s certainly possible that one reason the Husker coaches are taking no chances with Lenhardt is because of the potentially rainy conditions the game might be played in.
Earlier today, the Nebraska football team let slip that Heinrich Haarberg is starting against the Bulldogs. It seems likely the weather and potential field conditions had something to do with that.
Of course, Jeff Sims isn’t listed anywhere on the injury report. Cam Lenhardt is the only addition to that list. Technically that means that Sims is good to play should Haarberg struggle or get injured.
The injury is definitely a bummer for the Blackshirts and Lenhardt, who had two sacks against Colorado and was looking like an up-and-comer. He played only a few snaps before being injured against NIU.
Now he’s going to miss a game against a Louisiana Tech offense line that, quite frankly, just isn’t that good. Hopefully, Nebraska football doesn’t miss his pass-rushing ability too much this afternoon.