Huskers RB Adam Taylor Breaks Ankle During Practice

The Nebraska Huskers haven’t had much luck with injuries as of late, now adding running back Adam Taylor to an expanding list of Huskers out-of-commission football players.

Taylor was helped off the field during a team scrimmage Saturday afternoon.  Media relations director Keith Mann announced on behalf of coach Bo Pelini that Taylor suffered a broken ankle during practice. He is the third Husker to suffer a significant injury since the start of fall training camp, the previous two being defensive back Charles Jackson (out with a torn MCL) and linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey (out with a torn ACL).

His timetable for return is tentative. Normally, fractures like Taylor’s require surgery, which would inevitably sideline him for some time. Though Nebraska is short another man, Taylor’s absence will not be unmanageable, thanks to the presence of three able-bodied backs on the depth chart (Ameer Abdullah, Imani Cross, and Terrell Newby).