Watch: Nebraska running back Gabe Ervin suffers scary non-contact injury

Gabe Ervin, Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
Gabe Ervin, Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports) /

A big blow for the Nebraska football team, as running back Gabe Ervin suffered a scary injury.

While the Nebraska football team has held its own vs. their old Big Eight rival Oklahoma on Saturday, the Cornhuskers appear to have suffered a brutal loss with running back Gabe Ervin succumbing to a non-contact injury.

Ervin went down while trying to pull a spin move out of the Nebraska backfield. Unfortunately, his knee buckled on the handoff from quarterback Adrian Martinez. Though his knee was down, he dropped the ball in obvious pain. This was Ervin’s freshman year at Lincoln. Entering the game on Saturday afternoon, he had 28 carries for 106 yards and two rushing touchdowns for Nebraska.

This was a devastating blow for the Cornhuskers’ attempt to upset the Sooners in Norman.

Gabe Ervin injury update: Nebraska football player suffers non-contact injury

While football is a game of injuries, it is always the worst when a player goes down on a non-contact play. Whether a knee buckles or an Achilles’ tendon pops, it is always so difficult to watch. Hopefully, Ervin’s injury is not as bad at it looked on the telecast. Forget about the rest of the game. What is more important is if he can be healthy enough to play as soon as he physically can.

Oklahoma is the better team, but Nebraska certainly played the Sooners hard for a few quarters.

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