Ameer Abdullah out with knee injury

Updated: March 11, 2013, 8:51 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah will miss several weeks and possibly more time after sustaining a knee injury in Saturday's scrimmage.

Abdullah is the Huskers' projected starter this coming season after moving into the starting lineup last season for the injured Rex Burkhead. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Abdullah earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after rushing for 1,137 yards and eight touchdowns on 226 carries. He also averaged 13.1 yards per punt return with a touchdown and returned 17 kickoffs for 360 yards.

Huskers coach Bo Pelini said Monday that the injury isn't serious and that Abdullah could return later this spring. Pelini will determine if Abdullah returns before Nebraska wraps up spring drills April 6.

The team also announced sophomore offensive lineman Ryne Reeves will miss the rest of the spring with an ankle injury. Reeves will be ready for preseason camp.