LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville junior forward/center Mangok Mathiang had successful surgery to insert a screw into a broken bone in his left foot on Sunday at Jewish Hospital.

Mathiang broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the second half of the Cardinals' 78-56 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. He is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. Dr John Ellis and Dr. Michael Salamon performed the surgery.

A team captain and vocal leader for the Cardinals, Mathiang has averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and has blocked 12 shots in 10 games this season for the Cardinals (9-1).  He was the MVP of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational championship game against Saint Louis on Nov. 28 when he totaled 17 points and 13 rebounds for his first double-double.