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Nebraska’s starting center likely out for rest of regular season

The middle of Nebraska’s offensive line has taken yet another significant injury hit.

Michael Decker sustained an injury to his left knee during the first quarter of this past Saturday’s win over Purdue. Mike Riley confirmed that the starting center will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the damage.

It’s expected that Decker will miss the remainder of the regular season, although the head coach thinks “he might be able to get back for a bowl game with what they’re going to do.” That’s provided, of course, the 4-4 ‘Huskers qualify for a bowl.

The redshirt sophomore had started the last five games prior to the injury after serving as a backup for the first three games of the 2017 season. He played in all 13 games last season, with no starts.

Monday, Riley had confirmed that starting right guard Tanner Farmer will miss significant time because of a high-ankle sprain.