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Nebraska’s leading receiver out for finale, if not longer

When Nebraska takes the field Friday against Colorado and attempts to wrap-up the Big 12 North title, they’ll do so without the services of their top receiver.

In a statement issued Wednesday, head coach Bo Pelini confirmed that an injury will sideline wide receiver Niles Paul for the Buffaloes game, if not longer.

“Niles Paul suffered a foot injury in Tuesday afternoon’s practice,” Pelini said in a statement. “He will be out for Friday’s game against Colorado. His status for the rest of the season will be evaluated.”

According to the Omaha World-Herald, and citing three sources close to the situation, Paul will be sidelined at least a month because of a broken foot. Obviously, depending on the date of the Cornhuskers’ bowl game, Paul’s NU career could be over as well as he’s a senior.

Paul currently leads the Cornhuskers with 39 receptions and 516 receiving yards.