Starting receiver Levi Norwood has become the team's latest player to get injured. Norwood will miss at least the next three weeks after undergoing wrist surgery for an injury he suffered in the opener against SMU, Baylor coach Art Briles told the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald on Thursday.
Norwood, who had four receptions last week against SMU, caught 47 passes for 733 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
He's not the only key offensive player the Bears could be without against Northwestern State on Saturday. Quarterback Bryce Petty has been sitting out practice this week after cracking two transverse processes in his back against SMU.
Petty sent a get-well message to Norwood via Twitter on Thursday.
@b_petty14 thanks brotha, will be back out there ASAP
- Levi Norwood (@LeviNorwood) September 4, 2014Briles said he doesn't expect starting receivers Antwan Goodley (quad) or Corey Coleman (hamstring) to play this weekend, either. The Bears already are without receiver Clay Fuller, who broke his clavicle in August.
Wrist Injury Sidelines Baylor WR Norwood
Adam Rittenberg discusses whether the loss of WR Levi Norwood for at least the next three weeks should be a big concern for the Baylor Bears.