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Herniated disk sidelines senior

Updated: October 21, 2003, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois quarterback Jon Beutjer will miss the rest of the season with a back injury.

Beutjer has a herniated disk and could have surgery within the next several weeks. Beutjer missed Saturday's game at Michigan because of the injury, which coach Ron Turner said was the result of punishing hits throughout the season.

"It's an athlete's worst nightmare," Beutjer said Tuesday.

Beutjer has lost some feeling in his right leg because of the injury, which he first ...

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