Wisconsin Badgers wide receivers Jazz Peavy and George Rushing are no longer on the team’s injury list, but that doesn’t mean they are returning to the field for Saturday’s Senior Day.
Head coach Paul Chryst acknowledged the receivers’ absences on Thursday, one day after Wisconsin released a poster touting the current class of seniors without Peavy or Rushing pictured.
“Right now, for different reasons, both are not with the team right now, and certainly, different reasons,” Chryst said. “There’s a lot going on in these guys’ lives, and all that matters is that they’re doing alright, and that was kind of decided for both to kind of help them navigate everything to be able to take some time away from football.”
Chryst said that Rushing, who has not redshirted in his four years at Wisconsin, is graduating this year but they have not discussed his future.
Also on Thursday, the Badgers released their final injury report for Saturday’s game against the Michigan Wolverines.
Safety D’Cota Dixon (right leg) and center Tyler Biadasz (left leg) both are designated as questionable once again as they were on Monday’s preliminary report.
Chryst said that he was comfortable with redshirt sophomore Jason Erdmann at center if Biadasz cannot play.
Redshirt senior Joe Ferguson, who is currently tied for the team lead in interceptions (four) with inside linebacker T.J. Edwards, would take Dixon’s place once again if needed.
Redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Chris Orr (left leg) is again ruled out, as is tight end Luke Benzschawel (right leg).