CHICAGO, Ill - Nebraska head coach Mike Riley says the Huskers will hit fall camp for the most part healthy and won't have many players missing time from offseason injuries.
Senior safety Byerson Cockrell, who underwent shoulder surgery after spring practice, will be limited during camp, but should be 100 percent before the Huskers' Sept. 5 matchup with BYU.
Lane Hovey, a walk-on wide receiver, pulled his hamstring recently, but Riley has been told he should be near 100 percent before the start of fall camp.
"In general we are going to start fall camp healthy. Let's keep our fingers crossed until next Thursday," said Riley.
He is expected to start alongside fellow safety Nate Gerry.
“I think we made great progress during the Iowa game," said Gerry, when recently asked about chemistry between him and Cockrell. "He was asked to step up and play safety. That was a tough spot for him, but it was probably one of the biggest games he played. I’m really glad that he’s going to be next to me in the fall. He’s a listener. He always wants to make people happy and is going to do whatever he needs to do to help the team. He puts the team first always. I think the chemistry is pretty good.”