Nebraska football’s Mick Stoltenberg did not practice on Tuesday, but coach Scott Frost said that it was “nothing major.” However, the Nebraska nose tackle again did not participate in practice on Thursday because he was on crutches.
The last time Frost addressed Stoltenberg’s injury, he made it sound as though Stoltenberg just needed a couple days off to let his body recover. But considering he is on crutches, it appears to be a little more serious.
Nebraska did not provide an update on Stoltenberg’s injury, but Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander did elaborate on how the team is addressing the nose tackle position in Stoltenberg’s absence.
“I think the depth is good,” Chinander said on Thursday. “Obviously with some guys getting nicked up here and there, you have the opportunity to play some of those guys that are defensive end or whatever. You have the opportunity to roll those guys through at nose and see what we’ve got. You know, Damion Daniels is playing well. Peyton Newell is playing well. [Carlos and Khalil Davis] are getting some reps at nose and they’re doing a nice job so I like where that group is going.”
Although Chinander noted that Carlos Davis is getting reps at the nose tackle position, those reps did not come on Thursday, as the defensive tackle was not in pads. Neither Frost nor Chinander provided an update on Davis’ injury.
Nebraska will play its Spring Game on Saturday, April 21, at Memorial Stadium.