Matt Rhule updates QB injuries, lists key LB as questionable for Michigan game
Matt Rhule and Nebraska are back at .500 through 4 games of the season and preparing to face Michigan in Week 5. That game is going to be tough enough, but the Huskers are battling some key injuries to account for.
During his Monday press conference, Rhule said the team is watching the status of Heinrich Haarberg and Jeff Sims this week. Sims continues to try to get healthy from an ankle injury while Haarberg was unable to finish the win over Louisiana Tech.
“We’ll have to see tomorrow how Heinrich and Jeff in terms of who can practice, how they practice. Obviously Heinrich didn’t finish the game,” said Rhule. “We don’t think it’s much but I’ll reserve judgment til I see him.”
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Luke Reimer was officially listed as questionable. He had 2 tackles against Lousiana Tech before his injury.
“Luke Reimer will be questionable for the game as we sit here right now. We’ll see where he’s at,” Rhule said entering the week.
Nebraska will need all hands on deck defensively against the Wolverines, and there’s no denying Reimer’s status as a leader for the unit. He has 14 total tackles on the season and leads the Huskers with 2.5 through 4 games.
Further asked about the QB situation, Rhule said he’s just taking it day by day and will go with whoever gives the team a better chance to win. Right now, the focus is on spreading the reps in practice with the Huskers battling multiple injuries.
“I play the guy who gives us the best chance to win. It’s unique… we had 2 QBs who couldn’t finish the game last week. So for me to sit up here on Monday and say this is what’s happening, this isn’t gamesmanship,” Rhule explained. “Both guys do pretty much the same thing.”