Lincoln – The Nebraska football team completed its fifth of 15 spring practices after working out in full pads for 2 1/2 hours Wednesday in the Hawks Championship Center.
The Huskers put it a large amount of scrimmage work, focusing on 2nd and 3rd down situations, as well as short yardage downs.
“We scrimmaged quite a bit,” Head Coach Bill Callahan said. “I think we scrimmaged close to 32 plays. We’re trying to get into as many situations as possible to get the players exposed to all the various special categories so that we can get better as a football team. It was a real positive scrimmage for us today and I thought both sides got it done.”
Nebraska will host another scrimmage Saturday, but will be without the services of running back Kenny Wilson and cornerback Zack Bowman after both have suffered recent injuries.
“The other night Kenny Wilson sustained an injury while moving a television set and broke his femur,” Callahan said. “It will put him out of action we believe for probably next year.”
Wilson underwent surgery in Omaha and will start rehabilitation as soon as possible.
“It’s a very unfortunate set of circumstances,” Callahan said. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Kenny.”
Bowman is also back on the injury list after a knee injury during 7-on-7 drills Wednesday afternoon. The injury was to Bowman’s non-surgically repaired knee and the severity of the injury is not yet known.
Nebraska returns to the field Friday at 2:45 p.m. when New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton joins the Huskers prior to his appearance at the 2007 Nebraska Spring Coaches Clinic in Lincoln.