Nebraska LB Compton injures foot

Nebraska linebacker Will Compton will likely miss Saturday’s opener against Western Kentucky with a foot injury.

Coach Bo Pelini says Compton was injured during practice but did not give details of the injury.

Last month, Nebraska lost linebacker Sean Fisher for the year with a broken leg. Fisher and Compton were expected to compete for playing time this year.

Nebraska also said sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Thompson will miss Saturday’s game because of injury, but the team did not say what Thompson’s injury is.