Illinois LB Mike Svetina suffers broken foot and will miss start of season

Illinois Linebacker Mike Svetina suffers a broken foot and will miss the start of the 2014 Season.

Head coach Tim Beckman broke the news Thursday, saying the junior LB will miss the next eight to 10 weeks.

“Mike had a fifth metatarsal break in the foot, had the surgery last night, it was great. It was a clear-cut fracture, so you’re talking eight to 10 weeks that he’s going to be out right now.  Came back, saw him this morning, he was great, great spirits. It was a successful operation.”