Report: Niemann career at NU over

After multiple knee surgeries, Christopher Niemann's career is over at Nebraska.

The Lincoln Journal Star is reporting Nebraska senior center Christopher Niemann has been granted a medical scholarship, ending his career as a Husker.

Niemann, who had multiple ACL tears during his career, had a total of three knee surgeries over the last four seasons.

In 24 games in 2011-12, Niemann averaged 5.5 minutes, pulling down one rebound a game.

The German native signed with Nebraska in November of 2007, after playing for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule where he made solid contributions by hitting nearly 50 percent from the field and averaged about five points and five rebounds per game. He helped the team to a 16-16 record in the 2007-08 season.

A year earlier, Niemann helped Urspringschule win the under 19 national championship. During the regular season, Niemann averaged 9.8 points per game, but caught fire in the playoffs, helping the team with 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest while advancing to the championship. When Niemann found his offensive rhythm, he helped the squad to an 11-1 record and the first of two straight titles for the school. Niemann is a native of Kühlungsborn, Germany.

Niemann is a triple major in math, computer science, and computer engineering.

Parts of this report came from the Nebraska Media Relations Department

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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