The Auburn Tigers will face a tough test to start the 2019 season when they take on the Oregon Ducks — a team with its sights set on a Pac-12 title.

However, the Ducks will now be without a starting wide receiver, according to news that came out on Tuesday.

Per, senior Brenden Schooler will be out for 6 to 8 weeks as he recovers from a foot injury:

“He’s not only a great player, he’s a great leader,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. “I feel terrible for him — we all do. Tremendous human being, off the charts, means a lot to the guys out there. Knowing him, he’s probably trying to squat and run today. He will try to get them back as fast as he can. He will, because he’s that type of guy. He’ll be around because his leadership is going to be needed, his mentorship in that room will be needed. Certainly, it’s a tough one to take because of what he means to this team.”

Schooler had 21 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown in 2018, but was set for a bigger role offensively this fall.