Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014 AT 11:48 AM / Updated at 10:47 AM
Enunwa won’t play in East-West Shrine Game
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska receiver Quincy Enunwa suffered a minor hand injury in the first half of a Tuesday practice and won’t play in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

Enunwa was with the West team in St. Petersburg, Fla., along with NU offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles. Patrick Laird of Army has been moved from the East roster to the West to replace Enunwa.

Enunwa already has an NFL Combine invitation after catching 51 passes, including a school-record 12 touchdowns, during his senior season. Before the injury, Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting said Enunwa “looks the part” and could work out well in Indianapolis next month.

Jeff Risdon of Real GM had Sirles listed among those “also impressing” during the Tuesday practice. Sirles also got a solid report from DraftInsider.net and a mention from NFLDraftBlitz.com.

The East-West Shrine Game will be played at Tropicana Field, kicking off at 3 p.m. CST and televised by the NFL Network.

Also, Husker offensive tackle Brent Qvale and cornerback Ciante Evans are practicing this week in Carson, Calif., for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. That game starts at 5 p.m.

About Rich Kaipust

Rich Kaipust is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska football. You can follow Rich on Twitter (@RKaipustOWH) or email him at rich.kaipust@owh.com