Oregon State cornerback Skyler Thomas will miss the 2023 football season with an ACL injury, according to The Oregonian’s Nick Daschel.

Thomas suffered the injury earlier in the spring, according to Daschel, and didn’t participate in the Beavers’ spring game on Saturday. By most accounts, he was having a strong spring period and appeared to be in line to earn a starting spot at corner.

The Beavers have to replace both of last year’s starting corners in Alex Austin and Rejzohn Wright, both of whom have entered the NFL Draft. The secondary was a huge reason for Oregon State’s 10-win campaign, as the Beavs finished the year top-20 nationally in both yards per pass allowed and quarterback rating against. The Beavers were also 21st nationally in defensive success rate.

Thomas opened the year as a No. 2 cornerback for Oregon State. He went on to make appearances in all 13 games, making two starts. A 6-foot-2 defensive back from East Menlo Park, California, Thomas totaled 29 tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, and a fumble recovery.