Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday that running back Ameer Abdullah is "doing great" since sustaining a mild MCL sprain and expects him to play against Wisconsin on Nov. 15, according to ESPN.
The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Cornhuskers win over Purdue on Saturday. Abdullah had six carries for one yard before being forced to leave the game. He was later diagnosed with the sprain and a bruise in his left knee.
"I would anticipate he'll be back at 100 percent," Pelini said of the Wisconsin game. "That's just my guess as things stand right now."
Nebraska has a bye in Week 11, allowing extra time for the senior running back to recover.
Abdullah's 17 rushing touchdowns are third-most in the nation, and his 1,250 rushing yards are fifth-most. He also has 169 receiving yards and two touchdown catches.
The Huskers are 8-1 this season, with their only loss coming against Michigan State on Oct. 4.
- Molly Geary