Nebraska CB Chris Jones cleared to practice ahead of Wisconsin game

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Nebraska CB Chris Jones has been cleared to practice ahead of the Huskers’ game against Wisconsin, though head coach Mike Riley cautioned that it doesn’t necessarily mean Jones will be ready to play on Saturday.

“Being cleared and being ready from practice to game are two different things,” Riley told reporters at his Monday press conference.

Jones hinted at a return Sunday on Twitter:

Jones tore the meniscus in his left knee in the offseason, and his return was pegged at somewhere between four to six months after the initial injury.

Riley also gave updates on the rest of Nebraska’s slew of injured players:

  • RB Mikale Wilbon, sprained his ankle against Illinois. “Very hopeful he’ll be ready to play.” Riley said WIlbon won’t do much in practice.
  • Tyrin Fergsuon has turf toe. He was cleared to travel against Illinois, and is trending in the right direction.
  • Aaron Williams has a neck soft tissue deal. It’s a matter of comfort and managing pain, but he should play.
  • Joshua Kalu will return to practice.
  • Marcus Newby was going to return to practice on Monday but got sick. Riley hopes Newby will be back on Tuesday.
  • David Knevel is getting better. Cole Conrad the same.
  • Matt Farniok has been cleared to play.
  • De’Mornay Pierson-El has had shoulder issues and an ankle but should practice and be OK.

 

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