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2014 Wisconsin fall camp: Vonte Jackson leaves practice; Tanner McEvoy, Joel Stave compete again

Vonte Jackson worked to get back onto the field in 2014 after three ACL surgeries, but his knee buckled Saturday morning. More from Wisconsin summer camp, including the battle at quarterback from the eyes of the media.

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Grey Satterfield

Happy Saturday, everyone.

We couldn't make it out to practice today (it's what happens when your wife is on semi-bed rest with twin boys), but Sunday I will be in attendance for Wisconsin's first scrimmage of the fall and give you my thoughts, impressions and any other news that breaks.

Vonte Jackson injured

An unfortunate turn for the sophomore safety from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who moved from running back to safety this spring, as he jumped in at running back Saturday morning with injuries to true freshman Taiwan Deal (unspecified) and Caleb Kinlaw. Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted Jackson tried cutting on a running play to the right. Per Potrykus, he didn't return to practice but was on the sideline with a wrap on his right leg. Our own Andy Johnson said it best:

Best wishes to the former Kenosha Bradford standout, and hopefully any possible setback is minimal. Senior linebacker Marcus Trotter told Potrykus,

"It was a zone read and he was going outside and he tried to cut it," Trotter said. "And he just fell down. He wasn’t screaming too loud so hopefully it’s not a tear.

"I think it buckled. Hopefully he will be fine because he was such a great recruit and he is a great guy."

Quarterback battle continues

Juniors Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy continue to trade off with the first and second-team offenses as they contend for the starting quarterback position.

McEvoy seemed to have a solid day in the portion open to media, as ESPN Wisconsin's Zach Heilprin noted the JUCO transfer had a nice 37-yard touchdown pass to true freshman wide receiver George Rushing -- then followed up with a 42-yard strike to sophomore Reggie Love immediately after. BadgerBlitz's John Veldhuis had the unofficial stats between the two quarterbacks:

It appears both are stepping up their gams, as Stave appeared to look more solid during Friday's practice (per Heilprin) open to the media. Sunday's scrimmage should be very interesting to see who steps up and stands out.


From the Twittersphere: Melvin Gordon seeing the ball as a pass-catching option.

More reports

Jesse Temple, Fox Sports Wisconsin

Zach Heilprin, ESPN Wisconsin

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ben Worgull,

John Veldhuis,

Evan Flood, 247 Sports