Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed Sunday that Sooners linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday’s win vs. TCU.
Nelson is currently scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday that will likely cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
The senior defensive co-captain was second on the team with 27 tackles through five games this season. He also had a 24-yard interception return touchdown, four pass breakups and a sack.
OU will certainly miss his athleticism and playmaking ability, especially once it delves into the heart of the Big 12 schedule.
The Sooners will likely turn to junior Aaron Franklin or freshman Dominique Alexander to take Nelson’s place.