Nebraska coach Mike Riley said freshman WR Jaevon McQuitty is out for the season. McQuitty hurt his knee during a block drill and will need surgery.
Riley also said JD Speilman and Keyan Williams, also receivers, pulled muscles and are out temporarily. While Speilman is day-to-day, Williams is expected to be out for two weeks.
McQuitty is from Columbia, Mo. A 4-star recruit, McQuitty ranked No. 3 from Missouri for the 2017 class. Nationally, he was rated as the country’s No. 42 wide receiver.
Running back Tre Bryant also missed practice because of knee problems, but Riley expects Bryant to be back before Monday.
“Over the course of time we’ve had him, he’s had wear-and-tear issues with his knee,” Riley said after Thursday’s practice. “And we’re giving him a break.”
The Huskers are set to open the 2017 season Saturday, Sept. 2. Nebraska plays at home against Arkansas State.
Nebraska WR Jaevon McQuitty out for season with injury
Jaevon McQuitty out for the year with a knee injury, per Riley. #Huskers
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