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Wisconsin football: Injuries on offensive line force reshuffling during Monday's practice

More injuries piled up on Wisconsin's already thin offensive line on Monday.

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The Wisconsin Badgers started their second full week of practice Monday but a new set of injuries threaten the progression of several key positions.

B5Q correspondents couldn't make it down to Camp Randall Stadium on Monday, but here are the news and notes from today's practice from those in the media who attended. As always, follow not just B5Q but all the Badgers beat writers/insiders:

Injuries plague offensive line

The biggest news of practice came when redshirt freshman Beau Benzschawel did not participate due to a knee injury. With both Benzschawel and redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel -- who were pegged by offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph to be the contenders for the starting right tackle spot -- tending to their injuries, there was some reshuffling on the line:

On top of the injuries affecting the right tackle spot, true freshman Jon Dietzen -- who made a push in the competition for left guard taking on redshirt junior Walker Williams and fifth-year senior Ray Ball -- sat out Monday due to a right ankle injury.

Per Galloway, that left Ball to play left guard with Williams moving outside to right tackle, but then Williams moved back inside to left guard with the first team -- inserting redshirt freshman Jake Maxwell, who's been the back-up to left tackle Tyler Marz, at right tackle.

Veldhuis has a nice recap noting the various line changes to compensate for the new injuries ($).

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