Nebraska QB Tanner Lee in concussion protocol, status vs. Penn State unclear
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee is in concussion protocol after leaving the Huskers’ loss to Minnesota with what the team called “an impact migrane,” coach Mike Riley told reporters Monday.
The decision on whether or not Lee will play against Penn State on Saturday has not been made.
“I don’t rule him in or out at this time,” Riley said.
Lee went down in Nebraska’s loss to Minnesota on Saturday with what was later announced as an “impact migraine” and, Patrick O’Brien came on in relief when Lee couldn’t go in the second half. Lee was 13-for-18 for 174 yards and 1 touchdown before leaving the game. O’Brien was 12-for-18 for 137 yards in the second half.
O’Brien has been taking the starter’s reps in practice, with Andrew Bunch occupying the No. 2 role.
Other Nebraska injury updates:
Luke Gifford (hip) will have season-ending surgery this week. “We’ve kind of reached a point with Luke Gifford where it was decided the best thing for him would be to have surgery this week,” Riley said.
Connor Young has a high ankle sprain and is expected to be out for Penn State.
Eric Lee Jr. remains in concussion protocol.
Mick Stoltenberg has a knee issue, but should be OK.
Aaron Williams will likely practice Monday. “If everything goes well through the week, his deal is what happens on the first contact.” Team will see how he responds later in the week.
Connor Ketter did not play against Minnesota with a back injury, and he remains questionable for Penn State.
Dedrick Young has a lower back issue, but may be able to play against Penn State.
Jaylin Bradley is close to returning and playing after an ankle injury has kept him out.