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Freshman Wilhelm Breidenbach to Likely Miss Rest of Season

December 12, 2021

Nebraska announced on Sunday that freshman forward Wilhelm Breidenbach will most likely miss the rest of the season with a leg injury he suffered against Michigan.

The 6-foot-10, 227-pound freshman averaged 15.7 minutes per game between the four and the five in the 10 games he played this season. He’s averaging 3.7, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal. Breidenbach scored a season-high nine points and shot 2-of-5 from 3 against Idaho State. He grabbed five rebounds and five steals, both season highs, against South Dakota.

“It is disappointing to see Wilhelm’s season end this early because of an injury,” Hoiberg said. “He was an important part of our rotation and impacted the game in a number of ways. Knowing the competitor that he is, Wilhelm will attack his rehab and come back stronger than ever.”

A native of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Breidenbach was a 4-star recruit coming out of Mater Dei High School. He was 103rd-ranked recruit in the 2021 247Sports Composite.

Breidenbach’s injury leaves Nebraska short-handed in the frontcourt. Hoiberg will have to rely on Eduardo Andre even more as the back-up center behind Derrick Walker while Keon Edwards and Trevor Lake remain as options at the four behind Lat Mayen, along with leaning more heavily on four-guard lineups.

Nebraska will return to the court next Sunday against Kansas State at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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