Not all questions that the Wisconsin Badgers were facing going into 2016 were bad. With the emergence of redshirt junior T.J. Watt as a pass-rushing threat in the spring, the Badgers were going into the fall with five linebackers that UW fans would be thrilled to play.
The best laid plans tend not to come through, however, as the Badgers will be without redshirt sophomore inside linebacker T.J. Edwards indefinitely, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus.
Edwards — who as a redshirt freshman started all 13 games and led the Badgers with 84 tackles in 2015— was seen wearing a walking boot this week and it was later confirmed by a source to be out. Fall practice for Wisconsin begins on Aug. 8, and while his status going into the season is unknown, it’s a reasonable assumption that sophomore Chris Orr and Holiday Bowl MVP Jack Cichy will get the first team reps for the start of camp.
A starting four of Vince Biegel, Cichy, Orr, and Watt is definitely one you’re happy to go into the season with, but the presence of the 6’1, 244-pound Edwards will be missed.