With the 2019 college football season just about to start, Nebraska was dealt a significant blow to its offensive line. Fifth-year offensive tackle Christian Gaylord will miss the entire season due to an injury.
Even though Gaylord isn't one of the two starting offensive tackles for the Cornhuskers, the senior was expected to be the backup for both positions.
Head coach Scott Frost announced that Gaylord is out for the year with a knee injury.
The specifics of his injury aren't out yet, but it's clear that it's major enough to prevent him from playing this season.
Gaylord has spent the past three seasons aiding Nebraska's special teams units and filling in for the offense when needed.
It's certainly not pleasant news for Nebraska as it gets ready for its season opener.
Now that Gaylord is out for the year, the Cornhuskers are banking on returning starters Brenden Jaimes and Matt Farniok staying healthy. Sophomore Broc Bando will fill the void at backup offensive tackle for this fall.
Gaylord has played in 33 games over the course of his career at Nebraska, which includes 10 appearances in 2018.
The Cornhuskers have two weeks to prepare for their opening matchup.
Nebraska hosts South Alabama on August 31.