Coach Mike Riley confirmed following Thursday’s practice that sophomore safety JoJo Domann has torn his ACL. It was a non-contact knee injury that will require surgery.
“We’re going to fix him up and he’ll be back,” Riley said. “I don’t know when. It’s one of those deals where I’m sure he’ll work hard to get back this year and from there, since he didn’t redshirt, we have a year to play with there as well so we’re going to be really conservative there.”
Domann was working with the Huskers’ second team on defense throughout spring practice. While his loss is disappointing, Nebraska is fairly deep at the safety position. For that reason, Riley doesn’t plan to rush Domann back and will likely redshirt him for the upcoming season.
Senior defensive end AJ Natter also suffered a knee injury earlier this week, tearing his patella tendon. Riley said he underwent surgery on Thursday and has a similar recovery timetable to Domann.
Riley shared one final injury update, noting that junior wide receiver Bryan Reimers banged his knee earlier in the week with another player. Riley called the injury “nothing near as substantial” as Domann’s. Reimers won’t be out long term, but is expected to miss the rest of spring football.
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