Arkansas State vs. Nebraska, 9/2/17

Nebraska linebacker Marcus Newby (3) wraps up Arkansas State's Dahu Green (4) in third-quarter action at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2.

Nebraska's injury report continues to grow.

Coach Mike Riley announced Monday that outside linebacker Marcus Newby suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois and "will be out for a while."

But the biggest concern may be at right tackle. Redshirt freshman Matt Farniok has a broken bone in his wrist and his availability for Saturday's game against Rutgers is questionable. The Huskers are already without David Knevel, who hasn't played since the season-opener against Arkansas State and remains questionable to play against the Scarlet Knights.

If Knevel and Farniok can't go, the Huskers will turn to true freshman Brenden Jaimes or Christian Gaylord, Riley said.

Will the Huskers consider moving Cole Conrad from center to tackle? Riley said the staff has considered that, but added the team is likely to keep Conrad at center.

Farniok, who made his second career start last weekend, is having a pin placed in his wrist and will not practice this week.

Riley also said sophomore running back Tre Bryant (knee) and senior safety Joshua Kalu (hamstring) remain questionable. Knevel is "a little less questionable," Riley said.

If Bryant is unable to play Saturday, junior Mikale Wilbon will likely see the bulk of the workload. He had 24 carries for 90 yards against Northern Illinois.

Junior safety Antonio Reed will continue to wear a brace on his thumb.


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