The Kansas State football team will be without Dalton Schoen when it takes on Oklahoma State on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, according to three sources.
Schoen, a sophomore receiver, suffered a broken collarbone last week during a game against West Virginia, the sources said.
His recovery time is unknown, but the injury will likely end his season. Football players typically need between four and eight weeks for a broken collarbone to heal.
The Wildcats will miss Schoen against the Cowboys. A walk-on from Overland Park, he has been one of the best receivers on the team this season. Schoen has caught 23 passes for 470 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of 100-yard games against Texas and Texas Texas Tech. Little was expected from Schoen at the beginning of the year, but he rocketed up the depth chart and established himself as a playmaker.
He ranks third on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, but he leads the way with a catch rate of 71.9 percent.
Schoen caught three passes for 30 yards against West Virginia before exiting the game with his injury.
When asked on Tuesday about Schoen’s status, K-State coach Bill Snyder didn’t provide a clear answer.
“Its not as good as I would like for it to be,” Snyder said. “Where that takes us remains to be seen.”
Schoen usually speaks with media each Tuesday, but he didn’t attend K-State’s news conference this week.
Without him, expect the Wildcats to lean on starters Isaiah Zuber and Byron Pringle more than usual in the passing game. Reserves Dominique Heath and Isaiah Harris could also be more involved.
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