Nebraska injury report looking positive

Nebraska used the bye week to get healthy according to head coach Bo Pelini.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Apparently Nebraska's bye week came at the perfect time.

According to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, the Huskers should be closer to full strength when the play Northwestern in Chicago on Saturday.

Senior receiver Kenny Bell (groin), cornerback Daniel Davie (leg), sophomore receiver Brandon Reilly (hamstring), and redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Newby (hamstring) all practiced yesterday and will likely return this week.

Meanwhile starting BUCK linebacker David Santos could return after missing the last two games with a knee injury.

"It seemed like the bye week lasted two months," said Pelini. "I thought the bye came at a good time for us to get some guys back healthy."

Backup junior defensive tackle Kevin Williams could also return this week, which would help bring Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine's starting reps down at the position.

Since the start of fall camp, Nebraska has lose multiple presumed starters for the year due to injury including: linebacker Michael Rose, defensive back Charles Jackson, and wide receiver Sam Burtch. In addition senior wide receiver Jamal Turner was lost of the season with an Achilles injury and reserve running back Adam Taylor broke his leg.

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