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Wisconsin football: Arthur Goldberg, Walker Williams leave program due to head injuries

Two Badgers linemen are leaving football because of head injuries.

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Defensive lineman Arthur Goldberg and offensive lineman Walker Williams have left the Wisconsin Badgers football program due to head injuries, reports senior writer Mike Lucas.

Both Williams and Goldberg would have been redshirt seniors heading into the 2016 season. Goldberg started 14 career games (eight in 2015, six in 2014) and racked up 17 tackles last season in 11 games. He was expected to continue being a contributor on a deep defensive line that includes Chikwe Obasih, Alec James, Conor Sheehy and Olive Sagapolu.

Williams received extended playing time in 2015 after injuries plagued the offensive line, starting seven games. The 6-foot-7, 321-pound Washington state native would have been in contention for playing time yet again in an offensive line looking to build upon a more cohesive effort from the last couple of games last season.

It's the second offensive lineman lost to the program in the past few months, as Hayden Biegel reportedly also had to step away from the gridiron due to head injuries.

Wisconsin's spring practices starts Saturday.