September 3, 2006

Dillard out for 2006 season with ACL injury

Sophomore linebacker Phillip Dillard and senior cornerback Isaiah Fluellen both left Saturday's Louisiana Tech with what appeared to be serious knee injuries.

Dillard's injury took place on a kickoff coverage play in the first half and Fluellen's happened on his first play from scrimmage as a Husker at cornerback.

On Sunday, Dillard's father Tyrone Lynne confirmed that his son officially tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2006 season.

"We just got back from the MRI this morning and it's torn," he said. "We pretty much knew that last night going into it."

Lynne said the most disappointing thing about the injury was Dillard just started to come along and get comfortable with the system.

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