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Nebraska's Burkhead Uncertain For Saturday

Huskers senior running back Rex Burkhead's status for Saturday's game against Penn State is still up in the air.

Eric Francis

Rex Burkhead, the senior leader of the Nebraska offense, is still rehabilitating his injured knee and his status for Saturday's game against Penn State is still in question, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said in his weekly press conference.

"It just depends on how he keeps progressing. He's progressing well and if he's feeling 100%, that's when we'll put him back out there," Pelini said on Monday.

Burkhead has injured his MCL twice this season has not played since October 20th against Northwestern. On the season, he has played in five games and has rushed for 410 yards and three touchdowns.

Last year, Burkhead pummeled the Penn State defense and picked up first down after first down in the second half in securing a 17-14 win for the Cornhuskers. In total, he carried the ball 26 times for 121 yards and one score in the 2011 contest.

Penn State Injury News: Curtis Dukes has been ruled out due to the head injury he sustained in this past week's game. Tight end Kyle Carter and defensive tackle Jordan Hill are both listed as day-to-day with foot and knee ailments, respectively.