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Spring Practice: Ameer Abdullah sustains knee injury

The way Nebraska’s top running back reacted to it on Saturday, coach Bo Pelini thought Ameer Abdullah might have sustained a serious injury. So did defensive coordinator John Papuchis.

“It spooked me,” he said. ” He’s a leader. You could feel a little bit of the air come out of the building when that happened. That’s an extremely unique situation.”

But after doctors looked at it, Abdullah merely “tweaked” his knee to a lesser degree than Rex Burkhead (on several occasions) did last year. Abdullah — whom Pelini said “fell wrong” in Saturday’s scrimmage — could return before the end of spring practice, Pelini said, but his tone indicated there wasn’t much need for the junior to do so.

“Let’s face it: Ameer didn’t need …

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