Junior transfer may be sidelined one month

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.