Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral played in seven games during his two seasons at Nebraska.

When the Scarlet Knights host the Cornhuskers on Friday, he hopes to play.

Vedral had already been banged up this season heading into last Saturday’s game with Maryland, and after a tough hit in the third quarter suffered an ankle injury that resulted in his leaving the game. He was seen on the sidelines on crutches.

So far this season, Vedral is 136-of-221 for 1,253 yards and nine touchdowns. He spent the previous two seasons at Nebraska before joining Rutgers as a graduate transfer.

On Friday night, when the Scarlet Knights host the Cornhuskers, whether Vedral will be behind center remains to be seen.

“We’re going to have to wait and see,” Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said Monday. “He’s working his tail off with treatment and everything else. I know he’d love to (play against Nebraska). Obviously, it’s where he’s from. That’s where he went to school. So it’ll be a later-in-the-week to game-time decision, for sure.”

If Vedral isn’t ready, the Scarlet Knights would start Art Sitkowski, who helped lead Rutgers to a 27-24 overtime win over Maryland. Sitkowski is 42-of-61 for 322 yards and three touchdowns.

Kickoff between Nebraska and Rutgers is scheduled for 3:00PM on Friday, Dec. 18 on the Big Ten Network.