Travis Perry, who started the last two games at linebacker for Iowa, will miss the remainder of the regular season with a lower leg injury.

"Unfortunately, Travis suffered a lower leg injury and will be out for at least four weeks," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz told "That will keep him out of the remainder of the regular season."

Perry, a junior from Urbandale, was injured in the final seconds of Saturday's 51-14 loss at Minnesota on a kickoff return. He made a career-high six tackles against the Gophers and also had his first career sack the week before against Northwestern.

Iowa will add a linebacker for Saturday's 11 a.m. game at Illinois.

Sophomore Reggie Spearman had been suspended the previous two games after being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Oct. 25.