WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nebraska safety Myles Farmer injured his ankle before Saturday’s game at Purdue, Frost said after NU’s 37-27 win over the Boilermakers.
The coach didn’t see how it happened nor did reporters in the press box. It was a noncontact injury, coach Scott Frost said, and Farmer had his right leg in an air cast and was carted off the field and into an ambulance.
Farmer, a key reserve in the Husker secondary, leads the team with two interceptions this season. He has eight tackles and a forced fumble in six games.
“I really like that kid, his approach to the game, who he is as a player and a person,” Frost said of Farmer. “We’ll evaluate a little more when we get back to Lincoln.”
Farmer, from Atlanta, tweeted after the game: “Thank you for all the prayers, God already had my story written. You’ll see me when you see me.”
Another defensive back, junior college transfer Nadab Joseph, also was carted off the field in the second quarter after a kickoff, though he returned in the second half.
The turf at Ross-Ade Stadium has had a checkered history with Nebraska players.
Receiver D’Mornay Pierson-El and offensive lineman Spencer Long were other Huskers who have been injured there in the past decade.