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Nebraska football’s Bryant to have knee surgery

October 24, 2017 GMT

Nebraska running back Tre Bryant will have knee surgery on Tuesday, possibly ending his season.

Bryant has missed the last five games because of the knee injury. Coach Mike Riley hasn’t disclosed the nature of the injury, other than to say Bryant has struggled because of wear and tear on his right knee. The surgery likely will end his season, and Riley said he would be a good candidate to get another year of eligibility as a medical redshirt. The sophomore from Missouri opened with 192 yards on a career-high 31 carries against Arkansas State. He ran 20 times for 107 yards against Oregon. Mikale Wilbon and Devine Ozigbo are listed as the co-first string running backs for this week’s 6:30 road game at Purdue. In other Husker football news, their November 4th home game versus Northwestern will get underway at 2:30.