Nebraska safety Joshua Kalu has a hamstring injury and won’t return for Nebraska against Oregon. The Huskers were down big at halftime and losing him will hurt.
Joshua Kalu in street clothes. Done for the day. Hamstring injury.
— Ben McLaughlin (@bmclaughlin4) September 9, 2017
Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco had high praise for Kalu during preseason camp.
“Joshua Kalu could play a myriad of different positions really, really well,” Diaco said. “He’s a talented player. He’s a rugged, tough player. He’s a smart player. We all collectively believe that safety is his natural position. We believe that from an evaluation standpoint and a future standpoint that he would be a very, very good corner, [or] maybe even a great corner.
“But in my mind, there is no doubt he is and/or will be one of the best safeties in the country, if not the very best safety in the country.”
Kalu is the second veteran to go down in Nebraska’s secondary. CB Chris Jones will be out for at least a few more months with a torn meniscus in his left knee.