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Nebraska OG Jerald Foster Out For The Season With Knee Tear

There is a hole in the Huskers' starting lineup this year, as offensive guard Jerald Foster suffered a season-ending knee tear.

">August 19, 2016

Head coach Mike Riley told reporters on Thursday that the projected starting left guard sprained his MCL in practice on Wednesday.

Originally, the team thought that Foster would only be out for one month, putting starter's return at the week of the Oregon game. However, the injury was worse than previously expected.

Riley said that Nebraska is considering several options to replace Foster at left guard. Contenders include redshirt freshman Jalin Barnett — a top-100 recruit — and fifth-year senior Corey Whitaker.

Members of the Huskers family continue to show support for the injured player on social media.

">@JeraldFoster — B. Reilly (@brandonreilly87)

Love you big dad @JeraldFoster

— B. Reilly (@brandonreilly87) August 18, 2016

">August 18, 2016

">@JeraldFoster Big man's gonna come back better than ever next season.

— Mick Stoltenberg (@big_MICKet)

Love my brother @JeraldFoster Big man's gonna come back better than ever next season.

— Mick Stoltenberg (@big_MICKet) August 19, 2016

">August 19, 2016

The Huskers open their season at home on Sept. 3 against the Fresno State Bulldogs.