Just 3 games into the regular season, Nebraska’s basketball team has suffered a big loss.

Former 4-star recruit and star junior Trey McGowens sustained a broken foot in Tuesday night’s game as Nebraska took on in-state rival Creighton. The injury occurred in the first half of the game.

Fred Hoiberg confirmed the news after the game. He did not provide a timetable on McGowens’ potential return to the floor. The Huskers fell to the Bluejays 77-69 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

In the 5 halves he played this season, McGowens was averaging 20 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He was on the floor for an averaged of 34.7 minutes per contest.

Nebraska will now have to look elsewhere for help in the scoring and rebounding department, as well as the defensive end of the floor. McGowens’ absence is going to leave a big hole in the Huskers’ rotation.

Last season, McGowens played in 27 games for the Huskers and averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

The Huskers are 1-2 this season and will be back in action Friday night to host Idaho State.