Richmond Times-Dispatch

Nebraska LB sidelined by spinal injury

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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.

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