Nebraska Cornhuskers’ Collin Miller expected to fully recover from spinal injury

LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraska coach Scott Frost said linebacker Collin Miller visited teammates during practice Monday, but is unlikely to play for the rest of the season after injuring his spine in a tackle against Illinois.

Miller suffered a concussion, which is characterized by a temporary sensory disability and motor weakness, Frost said. The condition usually clears up in one to three days with no lasting effects, according to the journal Neural Regeneration Research.

“I think he got a hit exactly the wrong way and it sounds like everything on the road is going to be fine,” said Frost.

Miller was injured early in the fourth quarter on Saturday while dealing with declining Illinois Mike Epstein. Miller was taken from the field on a stretcher and hospitalized overnight. The senior captain from Fishers, Indiana, is the fourth captain of the Cornhuskers.

“Collin was at practice today,” said Frost. “He did not participate in the training. He was there with his teammates. I gave him a big hug. I think a lot of guys were excited to see him. ”