Long was the Huskers top offensive lineman.
Nebraska guard Spencer Long is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury suffered in Saturday’s win over Purdue.
Long was one of the best linemen in the Big Ten and was a preseason All-American selection by Athlon Sports.
The senior had 33 career starts prior to Saturday’s injury.
Junior Mike Moudy is listed as Long’s backup at right guard, but with a bye week, Nebraska may evaluate the entire line and shuffle this group before playing at Minnesota on Oct. 26.
Spencer Long will have surgery Thursday. "It looks like he'll be out for the year," Bo Pelini said on Big Ten teleconference. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 15, 2013