Early exit for Nebraska's Rex Burkhead

September, 1, 2012
9/01/12
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If Nebraska is going to hold off Southern Miss on Saturday, it's going to have to do so without star running back Rex Burkhead.

The senior left the game in the first half with what is being described as a sprained MCL in his left knee. Burkhead had three carries for 68 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown early in the game, before heading to the sidelines. He will not play again today.

Huskers fans hold their breath and hope that the injury is not a serious one that will force Burkhead to miss significant time this season. Nebraska liked its depth in the backfield behind Burkhead going into the year. That depth is being put to the test in Week 1.

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