Season derailed for Nebraska LB after sustaining MCL injury
Nebraska linebacker Javin Wright won’t be able to see the field during the 2020 season.
On Monday, it was reported by Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald that the redshirt freshman linebacker sustained an MCL injury and will miss the season. The news on Wright comes just a few days before the Huskers are scheduled to take on Ohio State in Columbus for the season opener.
OLB Javin Wright is out of the season with a MCL tear. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 19, 2020
Wright appeared in one game for the Huskers during the 2019 season as a true freshman. He was able to retain his redshirt status and was a redshirt freshman for the upcoming season.
Because of the NCAA’s ruling on the 2020 season, this year of eligibility will not count against any fall sports athlete. That proves beneficial for Wright, who will still be a redshirt freshman again during the 2021 campaign.
Wright is a former 3-star prospect out of Chandler, Arizona. He was a member of Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class and he committed to the Huskers as a cornerback prospect.