Nebraska head coach Scott Frost feels true freshman wide receiver Decoldest Crawford can contribute immediately to the team in the 2022 season. Unfortunately, the Huskers will have to wait a little longer for Crawford to contribute as he will be out for an extended amount of time.

He originally suffered a knee injury in the first scrimmage of the preseason, as reported by Mitch Sherman of the Athletic.

On Wednesday, Nebraska wide receiver coach Mickey Joseph confirmed a pair of receivers were out for different reasons. According to Joseph, Crawford did not practice that day, nor did former LSU transfer Trey Palmer.

Crawford came to Nebraska as a 3-star prospect and the 69th top-ranked wide receiver in the 2022 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Crawford has already received NIL deals as a true freshman for Nebraska.

His absence for several weeks will impact a Nebraska offense that looks to be more consistent in the passing game despite ranking 27th in the nation in passing yards per game (266.4). Nebraska will have its next scrimmage on Sunday.