It didn't take the injury bug long to strike in spring as two Huskers were downed with injury, one (Kenny Wilson) a freakish leg injury which didn't occur on the field. Senior cornerback Zack Bowman's injury did occur on the field, though, working in non contact drills. Just moments ago, head coach Bill Callahan issued a statement as to the severity of Bowman's injury and how long he might be out.
During Wednesday practice, senior cornerback Zack Bowman
reportedly injured his right knee in a collision during 7-on-7 drills. Today Bowman had surgery on that knee, doctors fixing damage to a ruptured pattelar tendon. Bowman was already rehabbing from a ACL tear last season, which put him out of the entire 2006 campaign, and this injury is expected to keep him out for an estimated 4 1/2 to 6 months.
"We feel very badly for Zack," Callahan said. "He has worked diligently to rehabilitate his previous injury and this is a tough setback for him. Zack has a tremendous attitude and I expect that he will work just as hard to get back on the field this fall."
With Boman sidelined for potentially all of next season, Nebraska will rely on its two most experienced corners in seniors Cortney Grixby and Andre Jones. The addition of Armando Murillo over the spring now becomes even more important if the secondary is going to improve on last year's performance.