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Mttamaffn slues I " VtVi" 1300 Q Street • Lincoln, NE 68508 , 1------1 Evans’ surgery adds to injured Huskers \ _ - ■* ■ The target return of Bobby Newcombe and Joe Walker looks to be the start of fall practice. ByAdamKunker Senior staff writer With DeAngelo Evans’ knee surgery on Monday, the cycle was complete - the Year of the Comhusker Knee Injury was hope fully over. On Jan. 11, the NU I-back underwent arthro scopic surgery to clean up cartilage in his left knee. In a practice before the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl, Evans re-aggravated the original injury which he had sustained early last season, said Doak Ostergard, NU’s head football trainer. Upon returning to his home in Wichita, Kan., following the game, Evans met with a family doctor who suggested an MRI and then surgery. “With any of those types of surg eries, this is the time of the year we try to do that,” Ostergard said. “That way they have a little bit of time to rehab and be back for spring ball.” Ostergard said he didn’t have any details available on the surgery, but said he expected Evans to fully recov er within three to four weeks. “It’s pretty minor,” Ostergard said. Evans’ other injury, a bruised tail bone, is healed and should not give him any more problems, Ostergard said. In addition to Evans, three other NU walking wounded were also look ing for an optimistic diagnosis on their knees following the season. For rover Joe Walker and quarter back Bobby Newcombe, both ham pered by knee injuries, things are coming along well, Ostergard said. “Things are good,” he said. “It will be really important for them to make a concentrated effort now to stay on track with their rehab. So far, they’re doing a good job.” Ostergard said Newcombe’s surgery on his left posterior cruciate ligament will probably take another six months to fully heal, just in time for Newcombe to return for fall prac tice. ' Walker tore his anterior cruciate ligament prior to the Holiday Bowl and underwent surgery. Like Newcombe, Walker should be back for fall practice after a five month full recovery. The prognosis is also good for Dan Alexander, who injured his right knee against Kansas State on Nov. 14. On Nov. 17, Alexander underwent surgery to repair damage to his lateral collateral ligament and hamstring tendon. Alexander’s recovery was expect ed to take about three months. Ostergard said Alexander was off crutches Dec. 28 and bearing full weight on the knee. “He’ll just progress on and we’ll see how he comes along,” Ostergard said. Knees notwithstanding, it was the Year of the Injury as a whole for Husker football. , Ten starters, including seven offensive skill position players/ among those, three I-backs and ttoo quarterbacks - suffered injuries that caused them to miss all or pan of at least one game. “We had more overall injuries this year,” Ostergard said. “And it’s more focused because itV happening to a lot of front-line guys.” Though greater in number, Ostergard said the severity of NU injuries was less pronounced in the 1998 season. In the l997 season, though overall injuries were down, there were five cruciate ligament surgeries. In 1998 there were just two cruciate surgeries - Newcombe’s PCL and Walker’s ACL. In other football news, Dan White left Nebraska for the second semester and will not return. 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