Why Nebraska’s JD Spielman Is Taking A Leave Of Absence
The reason why Nebraska’s JD Spiekman is taking a leave of absence is now known.
Over the course of three years as a Husker Spielman has recorded more than 2,400 receiving yards and 15 scores. He was expected to be an intricate part of the team’s offensive plans in 2020, but a small problem has arisen.
JD Spielman is “temporarily” away from the Nebraska football team while dealing with a personal health matter. pic.twitter.com/fYHv2LZwPA
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) March 2, 2020
According to head coach Scott Frost, the talented wide receiver is taking a leave of absence to deal with a “personal health matter.”
“JD Spielman is dealing with a personal health matter currently, and at this time is not expected to participate in spring practices,” Frost announced.
“Everyone’s focus right now is on JD’s well-being and providing him with the appropriate support. We anticipate JD returning to the team in time for summer conditioning.”
The fact that Frost expects Spielman to be back for summer conditioning is probably a good sign.
Last year, the rising senior recorded 898 yards and five touchdowns on 49 receptions. There is a reasonable case to be made that he has been the most consistent and reliable offensive weapon at Frost’s disposal since his arrival.
Last year, Nebraska went 5-7 and did not earn a spot in any bowl games. It was a disappointing conclusion to a season in which many expected they might be a dark horse contender to do some damage in the Big Ten.
Will Spielman return and lead Nebraska to a better end result in 2020? All signs point to the answer being yes.