Louisville loses Doug Beaumont to injury

Louisville will be without leading receiver Doug Beaumont indefinitely after the senior underwent knee surgery during the team's bye week, head coach Charlie Strong said on Monday's Big East coaches teleconference.

Strong did not give many details on Beaumont's injury, which occurred during a 35-28 loss at Oregon State on Sept. 18. Beaumont had nine catches for 121 yards that game. For the season, he has 16 receptions for 244 yards and a touchdown; no other receiver on the Cardinals roster has more than five catches.

Louisville plays at Arkansas State this Saturday.

Without Beaumont, the Cardinals will have to rely more on Josh Bellamy, Andrell Smith and tight end Cameron Graham.

"We have enough guys," Strong said. "When guys get their opportunity, they have to do their job, and guys are going to have their opportunities now."

Beaumont is one of the most respected players among the Cardinals, and you hope he doesn't have to miss too much more of what was turning into a very strong senior season.