Quick Hitter: Abdullah out for a few weeks
Ameer Abdullah (Stewart Photography)
Ameer Abdullah (Stewart Photography)
Posted Mar 12, 2013

Junior running back Ameer Abdullah will be out a few weeks with a knee injury.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini confirmed on Monday junior running back Ameer Abdullah has a injured his knee.

"Nothing big," Pelini said. "He'll be back in a couple weeks full-go...He'll be back in time for part of spring. Whether we let him do that, I don't know. It gave us a little bit of a scare, but not a big deal."

The injury has been compared to what Rex Burkhead went through last year, but on a much lesser scale.

Abdullah rushed for 1137 yards on 226 carries in 2012, serving as the Huskers No. 1 running back when Burkhead was out. His unexpected numbers earned him second-team All-Big Ten.

The plan this spring was to slightly limit Abdullah's workload, giving the coaches a chance to see other running backs in the mix – especially Imani Cross.

At this point, it seems unlikely Abdullah will be back for any of the spring.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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