LINCOLN — Nebraska’s medical staff spent more than 15 minutes tending to freshman linebacker Greg Simmons after a collision near the line of scrimmage late in Saturday’s practice.
Riley said initial reports from team doctors were positive on the touted recruit from Fort Pierce, Florida. Simmons suffered a neck injury but had full use of his extremities as he lay on the Memorial Stadium turf. He gave his teammates a thumbs-up while being carted off the field.
The staff was taking every precaution Saturday. Simmons will be tested and X-rayed, Riley said. The staff should have the initial results by Sunday.
“We’re hoping that is confirmed that he is OK,” Riley said.
A few other Huskers didn’t participate in Saturday’s scrimmage: senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp (groin), senior tight end Cethan Carter (concussion protocol), senior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey (knee), senior cornerback Charles Jackson (hamstring), junior linebacker Chris Weber (concussion protocol) and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Khalil Davis (knee).
All of them should return soon, Riley said.