Reports: David Gilbert breaks foot

Updated: October 1, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert is out indefinitely after suffering a foot injury in practice this week, two newspapers are reporting.

Gilbert suffered a broken foot in practice this week and will miss six to eight weeks, a source told the Wisconsin State Journal, which first reported the story. Gilbert leads Wisconsin with three sacks and had 10 tackles and a forced fumble this season.

Junior Brendan Kelly likely will start in Gilbert's place Saturday night against Nebraska.

Wisconsin likely will be without two defensive starters against the Huskers, as safety Shelton Johnson is expected to miss the game with a calf injury.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.