Cooper won't play for 2012 Nebraska baseball team

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A football injury Khiry (KY-ree) Cooper sustained against Penn State last fall will keep him from playing baseball for Nebraska this year because he is still recovering.

Baseball coach Darin Erstad said Thursday that Cooper won't be part of the 2012 team and will miss his senior season. But Cooper should be able to graduate this spring.

Cooper was a wide receiver for the football team and an outfielder in baseball.

Last year, Cooper started 34 baseball games for Nebraska and carried a .260 batting average. He also played in nine football games last fall.