BREAKING: Daniel Green out for the year, Howard and Ward uncertain for UCF

Daniel Green eyes the Missouri ball carrier as he prepares to make the tackle. The Wildcats fought against the Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, on Sept. 16, falling short to the Tigers 30-27. (Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State football head coach Chris Klieman said sixth-year linebacker Daniel Green is out for the year at his Tuesday press conference. Klieman also said Green had surgery Tuesday morning.

Green starred in the Missouri matchup, collecting nine tackles: 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Klieman said Green could attempt to be granted a waiver to play a seventh season so the Missouri game wouldn’t be his last if he wanted to play another year.

Along with Green, Klieman said quarterback Will Howard is questionable and running back Treshaun Ward is doubtful for the UCF game on Saturday night. Backup quarterback Avery Johnson and running back DJ Giddens would likely both receive bigger roles in the Big 12 season opener. Linebacker Austin Romaine is listed on the depth chart as Green’s replacement.

Green has played 50 games for the Wildcats, securing a total stat line of 232 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two career interceptions.

The Wildcats season has been defined by injuries with linebacker Jake Clifton only playing one game and right tackle Christian Duffie having yet to play. Duffie is expected to play limited snaps against UCF according to Klieman.