Nebraska will be without their leading tackler Luke Reimer when the Huskers take on Purdue in Week 7.

Reimer, who leads the team with 49 tackles, will miss the game with a reported upper-body injury. The star linebacker will be a big loss for the pivotal conference matchup. Nebraska and Purdue are both 2-1 in B1G play this season.

The Huskers will rotate in Chris Kolarevic and Eteva Mauga-Clements to help mitigate the loss of Reimer. Kolarevic has 17 tackles on the year and Mauga-Clements has 16, both as situational players.

The Huskers’ defense ranks dead-last in the B1G in yards allowed per game, at 449. The loss of the leading tackler will certainly not help a struggling Husker defense.

Nebraska does have a bye week in Week 8, so the hope will be for Reimer to be ready for the Week 9 matchup with Illinois.