LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska freshman offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury last Saturday against Michigan.
Huskers head coach Scott Frost confirmed the news on Monday. Frost said the Elkhorn South alum will have surgery next week & won't be back until at least spring practice.
"I feel bad for him," Frost said. "I feel terrible for anybody when they get hurt. We are playing a team (Minnesota) that has a couple key guys that have gotten hurt and it is just tough. These kids put so much time and effort and energy into this, and Teddy has been just improving by leaps and bounds since he got here, and he was getting to reap the benefit of that. It is a tough setback, but guys come back to these things and it will be fine.”
Prochazka started the last two games for NU at left tackle. Since he's played in five games already, Frost wasn't sure if he'd be able to apply for a medical redshirt. The Big Red visits Minnesota on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.