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Nebraska doesn't play again until Saturday, Oct. 28 at Purdue.

Nebraska’s Mike Riley, injured RB Tre Bryant discussing medical redshirt possibility

Wayne Staats

Nebraska RB Tre Bryant is still battling a knee injury. Tuesday afternoon, Huskers coach Mike Riley said Bryant’s outlook for this season remains cloudy.

In fact, Riley said he and Bryant have had conversations about whether it would better for Bryant to attempt to play this season or to take a medical redshirt.

Bryant needed help walking off the field during the Huskers’ Week 2 loss at Oregon. He hasn’t played since. Riley said last week that Bryant’s status remains a “real mystery.”

Riley said he and Bryant are continuing to have discussions but that there have been “no conclusions” yet. Before his injury, Bryant rushed for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 51 attempts.

In other injury news, with the Huskers not playing this week, players have extra time to heal before the Saturday, Oct. 28 game at Purdue.

  • Joshua Kalu (hamstring) and JD Spielman (shoulder) should be practicing again by Monday. They’re expected to be ready for the Purdue game. Spielman got injured during the Ohio State game on Saturday. He had 11 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Ohio State. The 200 yards were a school record.
  • Riley said he’s optimistic Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed will also be back against the Boilermakers. Riley said Williams (neck injury) could have practiced on Tuesday but the team wants to be careful with him.

Nebraska is 3-4 (2-2 Big Ten) this season. The Huskers next play at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 28 at Purdue. The game is on the Big Ten Network.