Rutgers coach Kyle Flood held James out of action with a lower body injury, but a return against Nebraska is "questionable."
"It's really frustrating," James said. "You always want to play when you're out there. You want to be with your team. It's really just frustrating that I couldn't be out there for them."
An injury history for James did not stop him from eight straight starts in the 2015 season. The Rutgers captain has 357 yards and one touchdown as the team's third-leading rusher.
"I feel good," James said. "I'm working to get back, and we're really just ready. We're preparing for Nebraska. We watched a little bit of film yesterday. We're going to get more into it tomorrow with practice."