The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers released their final injury report to the media on Thursday morning.
Five players are still listed as questionable, including the Big Ten’s leading rusher and Wisconsin’s leading receiver. Running back Jonathan Taylor (left leg) is still listed with that designation, as are wide receiver Quintez Cephus (head), strong safety D’Cota Dixon (right leg), running back Chris James (left leg), and now cornerback Madison Cone (left leg).
“We’ll see how the week goes,” head coach Paul Chryst said when asked if he was feeling “pretty good” about the status of Cephus, Taylor, and Dixon. “They did a little bit each day, little bit more, [so we’ll see] how they respond and go.”
According to Chryst’s comments, it appears those players questionable will travel with the team to Bloomington.
Downgraded to out for Saturday’s game against the Hoosiers (11 a.m. CT, ABC) are fullback Austin Ramesh (head) and defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (left end).
Ramesh was seen at practice on Tuesday and Wednesday but was not participating in pads. The redshirt senior fullback will not travel with the team to Indiana, according to Chryst.
Coming off the injury list from Monday’s preliminary report is wide receiver Danny Davis, which should help with the depth at the position alongside A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor.
“Hopefully he gives us a little something,” Chryst said. “I think he should be good. I think he did more today than he did yesterday and the day before.
“It’s kind of like what we did last week with D’Cota ... D’Cota did some things, and then we’ll kind of get a good indicator on tomorrow and then certainly Saturday.”
Kicker P.J. Rosowski is also no longer on the injury report. Walk-on Zach Hintze has performed well in Rosowski’s absence, converting 30 of 41 kickoffs as touchbacks.