As Nebraska football continue continues with their practices, players continue to work on getting healthy. Markese Stepp seems to have made more progress in his recovery.
As noted in a report by Brian Christopherson of 247Sports, Stepp was limited in the teams scrimmage on Sunday. He did however take part in drills on Wednesday. This is certainly encouraging news. Step has been working his way back ever sense the start of camp. Now, we are seeing him starting to be involved in game -like situations.
He will still probably be on a “pitch count”, a term used by Scott Frost to describe Stepp’s workload Nevertheless, it seems like he is continuing to make significant progress in his recovery. As the running back room gains a little bit of clarity, Stepp will undoubtedly be a big part of that moving forward. Right now, Nebraska football is doing a nice job in making sure that the program doesn’t rush him into things. So far, it doesn’t sound like that is happening.
Stepp was limited in the Sunday scrimmage, but was involved today in some goal-line work, Held said. “He runs hard. Very engaged. He’s getting better. Building him up. I’m very pleased with Markese. He has a chip on his shoulder, because he wants to come in here and help our football team win games.” Held wouldn’t say Stepp is still limited physically. It’s just a matter of getting more reps and getting his body used to it again. The coach doesn’t see the back being hesitant on the foot that was injured, though.
There is no doubt that Nebraska football have a new-look offense come the fall. The running game needs to be a big part of what Nebraska football does if they want to have success. As Stepp progresses, his health will certainly be something to monitor. It sounds like things are trending upward, and that is certainly encouraging.
As we get closer to the opener against Illinois, positive progress reports are a step in the right direction. Especially as the season gets closer, the program certainly would like to have everybody healthy.