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Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Clay Fuller (23) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Central Florida Knights during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. (Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports)

One of Baylor’s top returning wide receivers will be out of action for a significant portion of time.

Senior Clay Fuller will reportedly miss at least six weeks due to a fractured clavicle he suffered while making a diving catch during practice Thursday. He could be out as long as eight weeks.

Baylor head coach Art Briles said that he hopes Fuller will be able to return by the Big 12 opener at Iowa State on September 27. In that scenario, Fuller would miss the Bears’ three non-conference games against SMU, Northwestern State and Buffalo. BU has a bye the weekend of September 20, which will allow Fuller to have an extra week to heal without missing a game.

The recently-engaged Fuller told reporters Saturday that he won’t have surgery and was advised by doctors to let it heal.

Fuller, a 27-year-old who joined the Bears after playing six seasons of minor league baseball, was fifth on the Bears in 2013 with 32 catches for 512 yards and three touchdowns. He was also was a candidate to return kicks for the Bears.

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