Husker Wilhelm Breidenbach eager to play again after injury cut last season short

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Husker basketball’s Wilhelm Breidenbach is ready to get back on the court after a leg injury cut his last season short.

But he says the road to recovery didn’t always come easy.

“It’s definitely tough, it’s definitely discouraging just ’cause being in the middle of it there’s a lot of dog days and a lot of time where you just want to play again,” Breidenbach said.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore says he is still working to shake some of the cobwebs off in practice.

Of course, his teammates are excited for him to get back onto the court also.

“He ain’t just dunk, he dunked on two people on his first practice back.  It was dope,” guard C.J. Wilcher said.  “It’s definitely amazing having him back.  He makes a lot of players’ lives easier with what he brings to the table.”

At a press conference on Thursday, Wilcher and Breidenbach also spoke about what they learned from last season.

Despite Breidenbach only playing 10 games due to the injury, he says he learned a lot during that time.

“There were things I could do in high school that I couldn’t get away with in college because guys are better,” Breidenbach said.  “Better with the ball and better with the reads, just that and realizing that I’d have to keep elevating my body, getting more athletic and getting stronger.”

Wilcher said that he learned how to stay level-headed during his freshman season.

“Stay positive.  Stay level-headed as best as you can it’s kind of hard,” Wilcher said.  “As you all know, life happens so sometimes you hit a lot of adversity.  So it’s just staying even in those times and keeping a face.”

The team is scheduled to open its season against the Chadron State Eagles at Pinnacle Bank Arena in October.

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