LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska coach Mike Riley said during the Big Ten Teleconference Tuesday that senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp probably won’t play in Nebraska’s next game against Indiana on Oct. 15.
Westerkamp was taken to the hospital with what Riley called a “lower back” injury. Riley said Westerkamp’s back is “sore and tight” and when he will play again will depend on when it loosens up. He expects Westerkamp to be back at some point this season, but he will be out at least a couple of weeks. Nebraska has a bye this week before traveling to Bloomington.
Senior tight end Cethan Carter, who was taken to the locker room after hyperextending his elbow against Illinois, also likely will be out for the Indiana game, Riley said.
Senior wide receiver Alonzo Moore and sophomore offensive guard Tanner Farmer, who were both out with injuries against Illinois, are “hopefully” going to be able to play against Indiana, Riley said.
Sophomore running back Devine Ozigbo most likely won’t practice during this by week, Riley said. Ozigbo has a sprained ankle.
Adding up all the injury news comes to this: In other words, Nebraska’s leading receiver, leader in carries, starting tight end, one starting tackle and another starting receiver are all still not 100 percent cleared to play yet.