Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday’s win over TCU and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, coach Bob Stoops announced on Sunday.
Nelson, a native of Dallas, Texas, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the muscle.
Nelson returned an interception for a touchdown in Oklahoma’s win over Notre Dame last week, but left Saturday’s game early. He was Oklahoma’s second-leading tackler with 27 stops, four pass breakups and a sack through five games. Before the season, he was voted a captain.
Aaron Franklin was listed behind Nelson on last week’s depth chart. Franklin, a 6-foot-1, 222-pound native of Marshall, Texas has one tackle as a junior in 2013.