Nebraska RB Tre Bryant will miss season with knee injury

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Nebraska RB Tre Bryant will miss the rest of the 2017 season with a knee injury, Huskers coach Mike Riley announced Monday. Bryant will have surgery Tuesday.

Bryant left Nebraska’s loss to Oregon with the injury in Week 2, and has not returned to the field since. Riley had previously told reporters he and Bryant have had discussions about whether he should take a medical redshirt, and said Monday the team would pursue that avenue.

“He has just been a warrior trying to get back, but as we look at it for his long term future for us, the best thing for him is to go ahead and get it done now,” Riley said. “The next question that will come is what will come of a [medical] redshirt. I think he would be a great applicant to get this year back.”

Riley declined to go into specifics on the injury.

“I can’t get technical with you on that because I’d be misleading on that in some fashion,” he said. “This is – the best I can say – corrective. The most I can say about it is it gives him his best chance to get back and play.”

Other Nebraska injury news

The three safeties that either missed all of or most of the last game – Antonio Reed, Aaron Williams, Joshua Kalu – will be healthy to practice and should be good to go this week for Purdue.

— JD Spielman wouldn’t have played last weekend, but things look good now: “I think the week was perfect that way for JD Spielman. He hurt his shoulder at the end of the last game.” Riley anticipates he will practice this week.

— Stanley Morgan Jr. (hip) should be good to go for the week.

— Luke Gifford still bothered by his hip, and his status going forward is unclear.

— Dedrick Young is playing with a cast, “but they discovered the plate in there was misplaced so they had to redo it,” Riley said. The coach doesn’t know if he will recover enough to play Saturday night.

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