The Wisconsin football injury report this week features several notable players. The number of players listed as questionable has grown and an important starter is out for the season.
The Wisconsin football team will have to wait and see on a couple of key injuries. Critical members of the secondary are questionable, a unit that can not afford to have any players miss games. The most significant news that comes from this week’s injury report is the designation of tight end Zander Neuville as being out for the season. It’s a tremendous blow, as Neuville is Wisconsin’s best blocking tight end and its most experienced. Neuville is a player that has worked extremely hard for a breakout season in his senior year, you have to feel for the guy.
These injuries are starting to pile up and the Badgers are losing key contributors on both sides of the football. The depth at cornerback, outside linebacker, and tight end will be tested for the foreseeable future. The bye week appeared to be beneficial to some players rehabbing injuries, but new injuries arose that could prove to be costly. Injuries are a part of this sport and the Badgers will need to show the ability to adapt as the season continues.
Nebraska will be coming into this weekend’s matchup hungry and determined to capture their first win. Wisconsin already has inexperience scattered throughout the lineup. You never want to point to injuries as excuses for losing, but if enough starters do not play the outcome can become unpredictable. Just take a look at what happened last week with Clemson losing many key players to injuries against Syracuse. Crazy things can happen in the exciting sport of college football.
Badger fans should be checking Twitter for updates on who will not suit up this Saturday night as many game-time decisions are expected.
Let’s take a look at the injury report for when the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Saturday night.