Pettis could be available for bowl game

Boise State receiver Austin Pettis is out for the rest of the regular season with a lower leg fracture, coach Chris Petersen announced Monday, but he might be available for the bowl game.

Petersen said surgery might be an option to help the leg heal faster, but that has not been decided yet.

Pettis suffered the injury during a failed two-point conversion after the Broncos' second touchdowns during last week's 44-33 win over Nevada.

Pettis is the Broncos' second-leading receiver with 62 catches for 850 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The Broncos also lost starting linebacker Daron Mackey to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, his second ACL injury in less than a year and a half.

Graham Watson is an ESPN.com football blogger. She can be reached at gwatson.espn@gmail.com.