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Huskers lose another key player to injury ahead of Music City Bowl

Huskers lose another key player to injury ahead of Music City Bowl
Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 18:11:10-05

The Nebraska football team lost another key player to injury during bowl preparations. Senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp hurt his knee in practice and is undergoing surgery, according to head coach Mike Riley.

Westerkamp is expected to miss up to three months and will be out for the Music City Bowl Dec. 30. According to Riley, Brandon Reilly will play slot receiver, but Stanley Morgan and Gabe Rahn could also see some time in that position.

"We obviously hate to lose Jordan," Riley said. "It was a non-contact, just making a cut and there were not any ligaments involved, which I suppose is good. It involved his meniscus."

The senior slot receiver had not missed a game in his college career until he missed time earlier this season with a back injury. Westerkamp still led the team in catches with 38, receiving yards with 526 and touchdown receptions with five.

 

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