Husker injury rundown

2013-11-18T12:51:00Z 2013-11-18T13:17:20Z Husker injury rundownBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com

The weekly Husker Monday press conference has come to a close.

Plenty of details to come, but let's start by hitting on the injury rundown for Nebraska heading into Penn State week.

There's plenty of items on that front:

*On the offensive line, Husker coach Bo Pelini said: "I would think Jeremiah Sirles would be available, but time will tell."

Jake Cotton? Mike Moudy?

"It's too early in the week to say who's going to play up there. I'll give you guys an update a little later in the week, but nothing has really changed right now."

Pelini did say Cole Pensick "got a little bit dinged up" in the game and "we'll see how that goes as the week goes on."

Neither Sirles nor Pensick practiced on Sunday.

* Defensive back Daniel Davie suffered a season-ending knee injury while working on special teams Saturday.

"He tore a ligament, so he'll be out for a while," Pelini said. "I'm not sure the exact length of it, but this late in the year ... it could cause him to miss spring practice."

* Pelini said he lists senior defensive tackle Thad Randle as "day to day."

Randle didn't look good at all being helped off the field Saturday -- putting very little weight on his injured leg. Vincent Valentine, Aaron Curry and Maliek Collins are the main names that would have to pick up the slack if Randle can't play.

* Wide receiver Alonzo Moore's status this week also seems up in the air after he left the field with injury against Michigan State.

"We'll see how it goes the next couple of days," Pelini said.

So it's quite the lengthy list to keep an eye on this week.

"We don't make excuses or anything else," Pelini said. "You're going to deal with some injuries. We've dealt with a lot of them. It's the next guy in and you got to get ready to play. We've dealt with a lot of them unfortunately, and especially in a couple positions.

"It's been pretty difficult at a couple spots when you look at the offensive line position and obviously the wide receiver position. And you don't have a senior quarterback all year long.  But it's part of the deal. Other people deal with the same thing."

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