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Knee injury will KO DB Charles Jackson for rest of Huskers’ spring

The injury bug has slammed into Charles Jackson yet again, although it doesn’t appear to be even remotely as serious as it was a year ago.

As Nebraska put the finishing touches on the first full week of spring practice under Mike Riley, the new head coach acknowledged that Jackson will not participate in any of the remaining practice sessions because of a knee injury. The school noted that the defensive back will undergo what it described as “minor knee surgery” at some point in the not-too-distant future.

The good news is that, the school writes in its practice report, Jackson “should be at full strength for summer conditioning and the season.”

In early August of last year, Jackson, primed to fill the lead nickel-corner role, sustained a significant knee injury during summer camp. The injury was sever enough to not only knock him out of the remainder of camp, but for the entire 2014 season as well.

Jackson had played all 26 games the previous two seasons, although that was mainly on special teams, particularly during the 2013 season.

There was some positive spring news on the secondary front as it was revealed that Daniel Davie, whose been bothered by an ankle injury sustained earlier this week, is expected to return to practice before the end of the spring. Davie started every game at cornerback for the Cornhuskers in 2014.