Illinois Quarterback Lunt Out With Broken Leg

Illinois Quarterback Wes Lunt during a Saturday home loss to Purdue

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) throws against Purdue during the second half of the 38-27 loss.

(AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Illinois coach Tim Beckman says Quarterback Wes Lunt has a broken left leg and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Beckman said in a news release late Sunday that the redshirt sophomore quarterback broke his fibula Saturday in the Illini's 38-27 loss to Purdue.

Lunt limped off the field in the fourth quarter and didn't return. He said after the game that he had a calf injury he believed he initially suffered in September in the loss to Washington.

Beckman said in the release he is disappointed for Lunt, who is having a strong season.

Lunt is in the top 20 in the nation in passing yards with 1,569 and touchdowns with 13.

Beckman said Illinois (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) will now turn to Lunt's backup, Reilly O'Toole, and third-stringer Aaron Bailey.

Story source: AP