The final injury report for the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers heading into their Saturday match-up against Maryland appeared extensive.
Released to media on Thursday morning, Wisconsin will have eight players out for the game, including a key contributors Isaiahh Loudermilk, Jazz Peavy and Chris James.
Loudermilk was downgraded from Monday’s preliminary report where he was initially listed as questionable along with seven other players. The 6’7, 306-pound defensive end has become a valued member of the line in his second year at Wisconsin, playing in all six games and recording 1.5 sacks on the year.
Expect starting defensive ends Conor Sheehy and Alec James, along with redshirt junior Billy Hirschfeld, to pick up the slack at a position group where depth is becoming a hint of a concern with redshirt senior Chikwe Obasih (left leg) still unavailable to play.
Also designated as out from questionable earlier this week include the likes of running backs James (left leg) and Taiwan Deal (right leg), along with wide receivers Peavy (right leg) and George Rushing (left leg).
They join tight end Luke Benzschawel (right leg) and safety Patrick Johnson (right arm) in not playing against the Terrapins on homecoming weekend.
Remaining questionable to play is wide receiver Danny Davis (left leg) and kicker P.J. Rosowski (right leg).
Depending upon Davis’s availability, sophomores Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor, along with redshirt freshman Kendric Pryor, will be called upon to step up with the injuries in Ted Gilmore’s position group.