Scott Frost confirmed some bad news on Wednesday, revealing that freshman tight end and 4-star prospect Thomas Fidone has sustained a knee injury that will require surgery. Fidone will miss this weekend’s spring game in Lincoln and will likely miss a good chunk of the 2021 season, as well.

Fidone was a Top 100 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class and was the highest-ranked player Nebraska brought in. He was the No. 2 tight end in the class and the top overall talent out of Iowa.

After Frost confirmed the news, Fidone released a statement on Twitter.

“I will be back. Bigger, faster and stronger,” Fidone wrote on Twitter. “I can promise you that! Every setback is set to have a major comeback! GBR.”

Fidone is scheduled to have surgery on the injured knee on Thursday, just two days before Nebraska’s spring game. The Huskers are hosting the spring contest at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 1.

Frost said there’s a chance Fidone could be available at some point during the 2021 season. The injury was a non-contact one.