Nebraska men’s basketball walk-on Tim Wagner saw his first season in the program end after two weeks.
The 6-foot-3 guard from Galesville, Wis., suffered a dislocated ankle in practice recently and underwent surgery.
“It was a really gruesome injury,” NU coach Tim Miles said Monday. “It was like all the worst pictures you see on TV.
“But he’s handled it like a champ. I think he’s got eight screws and two plates in his ankle.”
Wagner had small-college offers but chose to walk-on at Nebraska. Wagner’s father is a coaching friend of Miles.
“Tim is a kid I really enjoyed having in the program,” Miles said. “He was just starting to figure things out.”
Other early injuries:
>> Guard Tai Webster has missed five practices with a sprained ankle. Miles said he doesn’t expect the injury to linger past this week.
>> Forward Leslee Smith’s chronic knee soreness has led to some hamstring tenderness, which has limited his practice time.
>> Wing Nathan Hawkins suffered a slight concussion and missed two practices, but has recovered.