RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State says defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy will miss six weeks after breaking his foot.

The school issued a statement Sunday night saying Sweezy had surgery to repair the fracture. In keeping with team policy, NC State did not say which foot is broken.

Sweezy is a senior captain who had 13 tackles for losses and six sacks in 2010.

He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection a year ago and was ready to make a push for more honors this fall. Sweezy broke up three passes and recovered a pair of fumbles in addition to his 50 total tackles.

Junior Brian Slay, who made 20 tackles in 2010, will take Sweezy's spot in the lineup.