Another week of practice and another broken leg for a Nebraska football player. It was Mike Smith going down for the year last week and in practice on Tuesday, linebacker Sean Fisher broke his leg and will also be out for the 2010 season. This is a blow to the linebackers and the overall defense as Sean was slotted to be a starter and was really expected to do well for the blackshirts.

Nothing official has been announced as of early Wednesday morning but expect for Coach Pelini to address the situation during his next media appearance.

Look for Lavonte David and Eric Martin to get more reps with Fisher being out. I sure hope that David and Martin got the playbook down and can fill in nicely.

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The first big injury has happened to the Nebraska football team as backup quarterback Kody Spano tore his left acl for the second time. Spano first tore the acl in his left knee back in the final week of Spring practice but made a speedy recovery and made it back in time for fall camp. It was a non-contact tear as Spano was just doing some running when the injury happened.

The school and Spano will apply for a medical red shirt as Spano has already used his normal red shirt. Tough break for the kid but he was out at practice on Wednesday supporting his teammates and trying to help out.

Stay strong Kody.

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Kody Spano ACL InjuryThe Nebraska Football team is down another quarterback as redshirt Freshman Kody Spano will more then likely be getting a new ACL. Spano left practice on Monday with the injury and then reportadly updated his Facebook status to read “Getting a new ACL on Thursday”

With Spano being down, the Huskers are very short handed heading into the Spring game this Saturday. Zac Lee, Cody Green and Latravis Washington will take the snaps for the Huskers. It is really hard to think about it because if the team suffers one more injury at the quarterback position, things could head downhill very quickly due to the lack of experience at the position.

Coach Pelini is hoping that Spano will be ready to go at the start of fall camp but it will all depend on how his rehab goes through the Summer months. Hope for the best Husker fans.

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NebraskaWhen the Nebraska Football media guide was released at the Big12 Media days on Monday, Ronnell Grixby’s name was not listed with the walk ons.  Well we now know why thanks to an article by the Omaha World Herald.  Grixby was tested this summer while doing workouts and his heart registered in at 215 beats when the average hear beats around 165 times a minute during workouts.  As a precaution, Grixy was held out of workouts while more tests were run.

Grixby has been told he can workout but they want to make sure that the problem does not happen again.  Grixby will not walk on in 2008 but hopes to rejoin the team in 2009 once he knows his body is all good to go.  We wish Ronnell and his family all the best and hopefully we can see a another healthy Grixby wearing Husker red.

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NebraskaNebraska is going to be without one of their returning cornerbacks this spring and possibly part of the 2008 season as Anthony Blue will need to have surgery on a knee that he hurt during winter conditioning.  Rumors around Lincoln are saying he possibly tore his MCL and ACL but no official announcement has been released on what the exact injury is.

Blue was a true freshman last year and played in all 12 games for the Huskers.  He was expected to compete for a starting cornerback position this year as the Huskers lost Cortney Grixby, Zack Bowman, and Andre Jones at the position.

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NebraskaQuarterback Sam Keller will be out the rest of the season with a broken left collarbone.  Keller was sacked late in the fourth quarter against Texas when the injury occured.  There isn’t a timetable on a return at this point, so I would say it will be Joe Ganz the rest of the year behind center.

Ganz knows this play book inside and out, and should do a pretty good job.  Look for the offense to run some options, and for more rushing yards out of the quarterback position.  It should be exciting!

We wish Sam the best of luck with the recovery, and hope him all the best.

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NebraskaOffensive linemen Lydon Murtha will be sidelines for the rest of the season due to a foot injury Coach Callahan said yesterday.  Murtha was injured on the Huskers’ first series Saturday in the 36-14 loss to Texas A&M but finished the game. Callahan said the junior would be out six to eight weeks after starting NU’s first eight games at right tackle.

I’m hearing reports that true freshman Jaivorio Burkes could possibly have his redshirt pulled off him due to all the injuries on the offensive line.  I’m not for this decision at all.  The season is already going bad, why waste the kids redshirt when you have D.J. Jones and Mike Huff who could move around on the line.

The coaching staff has already wasted plenty of redshirts that weren’t needed this year (Niles Paul), please don’t make another mistake and take Burkes redshirt off him as well.

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