Nebraska receiver Marcus Washington will miss the rest of the season.
Coach Matt Rhule said yesterday that Washington tore his ACL last Friday at Illinois. Rhule said NU’s young receivers including Malachi Coleman and Jaylen Lloyd will have to step up.
Washington is the latest in a string of offensive players lost to injury. Rhule said he’s never seen anything like it. “I think the offensive staff is doing a great job of coaching,” Rhule said. “It limits you a little bit on some of the things you maybe want to do. But, at the same time it’s an opportunity for guys to go play. Those young guys since the day I got here I told you ‘hey, they’re going to be really good.’ They just have to be really good now.”
Nebraska has a bye this week before hosting Northwestern next Saturday.