Huskers' D-lineman Randy Gregory likely to miss next game

Huskers' D-lineman Randy Gregory likely to miss next game
September 1, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Nebraska's offense grabbed all the headlines Saturday thanks to a 55-point offensive outburst against Florida Atlantic.

But something that happened on the defensive side of the ball could potentially have ramifications on the rest of the Huskers' season.

Defensive end Randy Gregory, who led the Big Ten in sacks a season ago, was injured in the first quarter Saturday and missed the rest of the game. Huskers head coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Gregory was doubtful for Nebraska's Week 2 against McNeese State but would probably return for the team's third game against Fresno State.

Gregory had his knee scoped on Sunday morning, with Pelini saying it was a flare-up of an old injury.

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"It was an old injury, something that just flared up on him," Pelini said. "They went in there, and they fixed it. I would say he's doubtful for this week, but I would say he's probable for the Fresno game.

"It was non-contact. It was just something where you're out there playing, you don't really know what flares something like that up. The doctors could tell from looking at the MRI that it was very old. Whatever made it flare up, it wasn't a contact thing or anything like that."

Pelini added that Gregory probably could play if he was sorely needed against McNeese State, but he emphasized there was no point in hurrying the All-Big Ten lineman back

"We're not looking to rush him back right now. We want to make sure he's 100 percent and feels good," Pelini said. "When that time frame is, we'll see. We've had guys who have had something very similar, and they came back very quickly."