West Virginia will be down a defender this weekend when Bowling Green comes to town after sophomore linebacker Doug Rigg had surgery to repair a wrist injury.
Rigg, who has 14 tackles for the Mountaineers so far this season, said on Wednesday through his Facebook account that he had suffered a broken wrist early in the LSU game and continued to play three quarters with the injury, not knowing its severity.
On Thursday, he had surgery to repair the wrist, which he says was successful. Still, the recovery time will keep him out "a couple weeks" as he heals and gets the wrist back to the strength it needs to be to play with.
WVU athletic trainer Dave Kerns was not in the football office Friday for comment or a more precise timetable.
In Rigg's absence, sophomore Tyler Anderson will likely see an increase in reps. The Morgantown native has been a strong performer at linebacker this season in limited duty and has just one less tackle than Rigg and fellow starter Casey Vance. He also has two tackles for loss, which is tied for second on the team.