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Reports: Wisconsin tight end Austin Traylor will miss 4-8 weeks

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Tough blow for Traylor and the Wisconsin passing game.

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The Wisconsin Badgers will be without a major offensive target for at least the next months.

Redshirt senior tight end Austin Traylor will miss the next four to eight weeks due to a right arm injury. The Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway and others, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus, reported the news of Traylor being out at least four weeks on Thursday.

The Columbus, Ohio native has been a consistent force for the Badger air attack all season long, catching 10 passes for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns. As of right now, he's Wisconsin's third leading receiver after Alex Erickson and Robert Wheelwright.

It's a tough blow for the redshirt senior who was finally experiencing his breakout season. Until this season, he only had 3 career catches for 24 yards. Hopefully he'll be able to get back onto the field sooner rather than later, because missing eight weeks would mean spending the rest of his college career on the sidelines.

In his place, Joel Stave and the Badgers will turn to Troy Fumagalli and Eric Steffes to pick up the slack at the tight end position.