Badger Bits: Borland injured again; redshirt possible

Morning, ya'll. Here are your Badger Bits for Monday, September 20th.

One perceptive way to describe Wisconsin sophomroe linebacker Chirs Borland's return to the starting lineup last Saturday would be 'brief.' Borland re-aggravated his surgically repaired shoulder on his sixth snap of the game, and did not return for the remainder of the game. While the team has not given any official word about the extent of Borland's injury, if the prognosis is not positive it is very likely that the Badgers will redshirt Borland, for the remainder of the season. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema commented on the matter following Saturday's game:

"I don't know the answer to it," he said. "We definitely want to do what is best for Chris. That is the important part... But you can't just keep going (wondering if) he's not going to be there or he's going to be there."

Losing Borland for the season would be a huge loss, but not a necessarily crippling one. Wisconsin is lucky to have fellow sophomore Mike Taylor and seniors Culmer St. Jean and Blake Sorenson on the linebacker depth chart, all of whom have starting experience. Sorenson, St. Jean, and Taylor all combined for 5 tackles against Arizona State.

More Badger Bits after the jump!

in some more post-game reactions: Hillary Lee of Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation's Big Ten Blog, has her recap up. Off Tackle Empire also has their post-week 3 bowl projections up.

Speaking of bowl projections, has updated their list after last week's shenanigans. Iowa's loss to Arizona seems to have aided Wisconsin in their eyes.

Adam Rittenberg has his list of week 3 Big Ten helmet stickers, and two Wisconsin players made the cut. has their post-game up, be sure to check out the stats and some of the post-game interviews.

Rob Hernandez of has a feature up about defensive end Louis Nzegwu. also has a post game interview up with Louis here.

Mike Lucas has his take on the Badgers' narrow escape up on, and Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has his post-game report card.

And finally, if you're going to be in the Madison area tomorrow, be sure to get down to the Union Terrace between 3 and 4 PM! ESPN's Sportsnation will be broadcasting live from Madison during their Big Ten road trip, and they need Badger fans to show up and support the team! I'll certainly be there (I'll be the one wearing red). Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle will be interviewing running back John Clay and Bielema so be sure to check it out!

5 days until the next batch of Badger football!

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