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Pelini not dwelling on injured players

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm •  Published: August 20, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has lost possibly three players for the season to injuries and a bunch of others are ailing, but you won't hear coach Bo Pelini complaining.

"There's no magical thing to injuries. It's a tough sport. Things happen, and there's nothing you can do about it," Pelini said after Wednesday's practice. "Look across the country, we're not the only ones that have some guys hurt."

Nickel back Charles Jackson and linebacker Michael Rose are out with season-ending knee injuries and running back Adam Taylor broke his ankle and probably won't make it back this season.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who has had two major knee surgeries, went down Monday. Pelini said Williams was day to day with an ankle injury. Williams' injury initially appeared to be more serious, judging from the way he was screaming.

"I think it just scared him more than anything," Pelini said. "When you've been through what he's been through, I could see why it would."

No. 1 right offensive tackle Zach Sterup and long snapper Gabe Miller are among other players who are hurt.

Pelini also has lost projected starting safety LeRoy Alexander to suspension, and defensive tackle Aaron Curry quit.

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