Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Andrew A. Nelles
October 05, 2014
Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Andrew A. Nelles

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) 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.

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