Nebraska LB sidelined by spinal injury
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said linebacker Collin Miller visited teammates at practice Monday but is unlikely to play the rest of the season after he injured his spine making a tackle against Illinois.
Miller suffered a spinal concussion, which is characterized by a temporary sensory impairment and motor weakness, Frost said. The condition typically resolves in one to three days with no lasting effects, according to the Neural Regeneration Research journal.
Miller was hurt early in the fourth quarter Saturday while tackling Illinois running back Mike Epstein. Miller is the Cornhuskers’ fourth-leading tackler.
♦ Maryland’s team returned to practice Monday with the expectation of playing this week against Indiana after its previous two games were canceled because coach Michael Locksley and several players tested positive for COVID-19. Maryland hasn’t played since beating Penn State on Nov. 7.
♦ The Southeastern Conference has shuffled its schedule, including pushing back the ArkansasMissouri and Tennessee-Vanderbilt games which had been set for Saturday. The league said it has postponed the Arkansas-Missouri game because of combination of positive tests, contact tracing and quarantining within the Arkansas program. Vanderbilt and Missouri will now meet Saturday to make up a game that was postponed on Oct. 17.