Nebraska loses three key players to injuries
Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced that his team suffered three key injuries in Saturday’s crushing 33-28 loss to BYU.
Defensive end Jack Gangwish, who had a powerful reaction to receiving his first blackshirt, injured his arm on the final Hail Mary that won the Cougars the game. He’ll miss three weeks, Riley said.
Tight end David Sutton, who got the start in place of the suspended Cethan Carter, will be out for eight weeks with a leg injury. Sutton, a former walk-on, was hit late trying to catch a pass near the sideline and was carted off the field.
Punter Sam Foltz appeared to suffer a potential season-ending injury when he got tangled up on a punt in the third quarter. He was also carted off. The good news, however, is that the Grand Island, Nebraska native will only be week-to-week.
Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, cornerback Jonathan Rose, tight end Cethan Carter, defensive end Joe Keels and offensive lineman Robby Painter were all suspended for the opener for disciplinary reasons. Riley said that all but one of them will be back for Week 2. The lone player who won’t be will have a two-game suspension
Nebraska will look to get Riley his first win when South Alabama comes to town on Saturday.