NU coach Bo Pelini affirmed that running back Rex Burkhead reinjured his left knee — the problems started with a Grade II MCL strain suffered in the first quarter of the Southern Mississippi game — and will try to come back this week.
Pelini said he's “inclined” to let Burkhead rest one week, but Burkhead, doctors and trainers would have input in the decision.
So the official designation is: Day-to-day.
Pelini said Burkhead practiced well in the week leading up to the Northwestern game even if he hurt his knee early in the contest.
NU tight end Ben Cotton
NU safety PJ Smith
Volleyball coach John Cook