Junior transfer may be sidelined one month

Updated: August 14, 2004, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska quarterback Jordan Adams will undergo surgery to remove his spleen, sidelining the junior college transfer for at least a month.

"The doctors feel as though they can go in there in a couple of weeks and remove the spleen surgically, and then we'll get him back two weeks after that," coach Bill Callahan said Saturday.

Adams was diagnosed in December with mononucleosis, an illness characterized by fever and swollen lymph glands. Earlier this summer, his spleen ruptured due to complications from the disease.

He was considered a contender for the starting spot until he became ill.

Callahan said with Adams sidelined, sophomore Joe Dailey has the edge for the starting role when the Cornhuskers open the season on Sept. 4 against Western Illinois.

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