Oklahoma State WR Marcell Ateman to miss season opener with surgery

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking to be contender in the Big 12 going into the 2016 college football season. However, they will be without one of their more productive wide receivers in Marcell Ateman for the first few games of the year.

It was reported that Ateman had to have surgery on his foot after he injured it in non-contact drills earlier this year. It will likely knock him out until at least the start of October.

Ateman was expected to step in big in the place of David Glidden, the team’s leading receiver in 2015 who graduated earlier this year. This surgery means he will probably miss games against Southeastern Louisiana, Central Michigan, Pittsburgh and Baylor.

“I don’t know [when] that’s going to be,” Oklahoma State wide receiver coach Kasey Dunn said. “I’m hoping as soon as possible. He’s had a great summer. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I think he’ll be back probably sooner than later.

“I’m bummed though, because it’s a little bit of a setback for him. His play was going up, up, up. And it all started about Game 6 or 7 last year, where he really started to climb. Played well against Baylor. Played really well against Ole Miss. Had a great offseason. Summer was killer. And then he gets nicked.”

Last year, Marcell Ateman was third on them with 45 receptions and 766 yards and his five touchdowns were good for second.

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