Nebraska football had a bit of a scare on Saturday morning when one of its players had to be rushed to the hospital. Matt Rhule said he was shocked.
Linebacker and team leader Luke Reimer was taken to the hospital on Saturday morning, just as the Nebraska football team prepared for the game against Michigan.
Head coach Matt Rhule talked about the incident after the Huskers 45-7 loss and admitted that he was shocked things went that way. While Reimer was banged up in the Huskers’ contest against Lousiana Tech, there was some talk that the linebacker might be able to return on Saturday.
That’s why it was a bit surprising that he was listed on the official injury report as “out” alongside Cam Lenhardt. They were the only players listed on the report at all.
It appears that the extent to which Reimer was hurt was a mystery to the Nebraska football coaches until this morning. Or at the very least, they didn’t think things would get worse.
Rhule said that the linebacker was in so much pain at breakfast, the decision was made to take him to the hospital.
Nebraska football player hospitalized
Rhule didn’t offer any details into what exactly led to the trip to the hospital. Nor did he say what the injury was to begin with. It would seem that the injury is something that even Reimer didn’t realize just how wrong things were going.
Obviously, with that development, it seems unlikely that Reimer is going to play on Friday against Illinois. The question now is whether or not his season might be over.
Since the season started, the Nebraska football team has taken a number of “body blows” when it comes to injuries. Jeff Sims hasn’t played since Week 2. Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda was lost for the year in Week 1. Gabe Ervin and Rahmir Johnson were lost for the year in Week 3.
Now it looks like Nebraska football will be looking to play without another key contributor, for the foreseeable future at least.