Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 AT 5:37 PM / Updated at 5:58 PM
Almeida could miss Wisconsin game
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska center Andre Almeida is questionable for Sunday’s Big Ten home opener against Wisconsin.

Coach Tim Miles said Thursday that Almeida was “very sore” and remained in a walking boot after straining his right foot and ankle in Wednesday’s loss at Ohio State. The 6-foot-11 senior landed on an opponent’s foot when jumping for a rebound.

Almeida has been slowed throughout his Husker career with knee and ankle problems. His absence gave some playing time to 7-1, 236-pound freshman Sergej Vucetic, who scored his first two career baskets.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at