Louisville will be without its top receiving target for the first half of the season.

Coach Bobby Petrino announced Monday that senior wide receiver Devante Parker would miss 6-8 weeks with a broken left small toe.

Petrino said Parker broke the fifth metatarsal and will undergo surgery later Monday.

"He's such a calm guy, you wouldn't know that it really bothers him that much, and obviously it does," Petrino said of Parker. "He's a great competitor and a great player. He took it better than I probably did."