Colorado will be without defensive back Myles Slusher on Saturday when it takes on Nebraska.

Coach Deion Sanders revealed on Monday that Slusher, who had six tackles in his CU debut over the weekend, is currently hampered by an injury and will not play against the Huskers.

“We ask a lot of him,” Sanders said. “But Slush is banged up. I don’t think he’s gonna play this week. He’s banged up and I want to do what’s best for him right now instead of what’s best for us right now.”

It’s unclear what exactly Slusher is dealing with, but Sanders did say that he doesn’t want to see Slusher continue to fight through an injury and “if he has to get a minor surgery, let’s go get it right now.”

Slusher was credited with the fourth-down stop on TCU’s Jared Wiley that effectively ended the game over the weekend. TCU had a fourth-and-9 from the Colorado 43 as the clock ticked under a minute to play. Slusher stopped Wiley after a gain of 7 to give the ball back to the CU offense and preserve a 45-42 win.

Sanders also offered an update on CU tailback Alton McCaskill. The former Houston running back did not play against TCU after sporting a non-contact practice jersey throughout training camp.

McCaskill is “close,” according to Sanders.

The Buffs plan to monitor his status throughout the week. Sanders said he is pushing to play but the coaching staff wants to make sure he’s fully ready before putting him on the field.

McCaskill started the final 12 games of his freshman year with Houston last season, finishing with 961 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

In his absence over the weekend, tailback Sy’veon Wilkerson ran 13 times for 45 yards and a score. Dylan Edwards had 24 yards and a touchdown on six rushing attempts. Anthony Hankerson had 21 yards on nine carries.

Edwards was a massive threat out of the backfield in the pass game, though. He caught five balls for 135 yards and three touchdowns.

No. 22 Colorado and Nebraska face off at 9 a.m. PT on FOX.