Nebraska doesn’t play Oklahoma until Sept. 18, but the Cornhuskers might not face one of the Sooners’ top receivers.

OU junior Theo Wease is expected to be out for the first few weeks of the season with a leg injury, according to Sports Illustrated Sooners, which might keep him out for the Week 3 rivalry matchup. He had already missed Oklahoma’s spring game with an injury.

Wease totaled 530 yards and four touchdowns on 37 receptions as a sophomore in 2020. Prior to the injury, there was talk of a potential breakout season for the former five-star recruit in 2021. His injury could have a major impact on Nebraska’s game plan for the game in Norman in Week 3.

The Cornhuskers still have two games before that game, though, starting with a Week 1 matchup with Fordham on Sept. 4 in Lincoln. But Wease’s injury is certainly something to watch in the couple weeks before Scott Frost’s team heads to Oklahoma.

Oklahoma hosts Nebraska on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. CT.