Herian suffers likely fracture to left leg

Saturday, October 30th 2004, 8:58 pm
By: News On 6

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska tight end Matt Herian suffered what was believed to be a left leg fracture in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Missouri.

Coach Bill Callahan said he would know more about the injury Sunday.

Herian, a junior from Pierce, was blocking on a Cory Ross run when he was hurt in front of the Nebraska bench. The game was delayed about five minutes while medical personnel attended Herian. He was taken off the field on a cart.

Herian is the Cornhuskers' leading receiver, with 24 catches for 308 yards. His 53 career receptions are the fifth-most ever by a Nebraska tight end.