March 9, 2016
Quite a few contributors might not be active for Wisconsin’s road trip to BYU later this week.
No. 9 Wisconsin released its preliminary injury report on Monday, showing five players listed as questionable. They include starting guards Beau Benzschawel and Jon Dietzen (both listed with right leg ailments), running back Bradrick Shaw (also right leg), kicker P.J. Rosowski (yup, you guessed it, right leg), and safety Patrick Johnson (left arm).
The injuries to Dietzen and Benzschawel are of the most interest and possibly the most concerning. Benzschawel was injured during Saturday’s win over Florida Atlantic. Redshirt junior Micah Kapoi took over for Benzschawel at right guard against the Owls.
Dietzen was dinged up a bit during fall camp and was also out during spring practices. He did play in Wisconsin’s first two games this season. He and BenzschawelBenzschawel are still listed on the Badgers’ depth chart released as starting guards, though Kapoi has experience at both positions. Redshirt sophomores Jason Erdmann and David Moorman are listed as second-team right guards.
Redshirt sophomore Zach Hintze replaced Rosowski on Saturday and performed well, registering four of his six kickoffs as touchbacks. A walk-on from Fond du Lac, Wis. (St. Mary’s Springs), Hintze said Rosowski injured himself during Thursday’s practice.
Listed as out for this week’s match-up against BYU are running back Taiwan Deal (right leg), defensive end Chikwe Obasih (left leg), wide receiver George Rushing (left leg), and fullback Jake Whalen (head).
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kendric Pryor, who sustained facial injuries in a moped accident during fall camp, is off the injury report.
Wisconsin’s full Week 3 injury list:
- OL Beau Benzschawel (right leg)
- OL Jon Dietzen (right leg)
- S Patrick Johnson (left arm)
- K P.J. Rosowski (right leg)
- RB Bradrick Shaw (right leg)
- RB Taiwan Deal (right leg)
- DE Chikwe Obasih (left leg)
- WR George Rushing (left leg)
- FB Jake Whalen (head)
Out for season