Nebraska TE Travis Vokolek updates injury status following loss to Northwestern
Nebraska had a big loss on the offensive side of the ball with the departure of tight end Travis Vokolek. In the 31-28 loss to Northwestern in Ireland, Vokolek suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury in the third quarter and did not return to the game.
After the game, Vokolek said he rolled his ankle but that he would be fine moving forward. Vokolek caught 5 receptions for 63 yards, with his longest reception being 21 yards.
#Huskers tight end Travis Vokolek says he suffered a minor ankle injury after rolling it in the third quarter.
Vokolek: “It was just a little ankle (injury). … I’ll be fine. I feel good.”
— Zack Carpenter (@Zack_Carp) August 27, 2022
Nebraska’s offense scored 14 points in the first half and 14 points in the third quarter but dwindled in the fourth quarter as the Huskers could not get a scoring drive.
The loss of Vokolek was definitely notable in the loss. Casey Thompson appeared to target him consistently over the middle, particularly as a safety valve on multiple occasions.
Nebraska accumulated 466 total yards of offense with 355 of them coming from the passing game, along with 2 thrown interceptions.
In his previous four seasons in college football, Vokolek caught 37 receptions for 416 yards and 2 touchdowns.