MADISON—The statuses of two Wisconsin Badgers are up in the air for their second game of the 2017 season against Florida Atlantic.
Redshirt sophomore running back Bradrick Shaw (right leg) and sophomore safety Patrick Johnson (left arm) are currently listed as questionable in Wisconsin’s preliminary injury report released on Monday.
Johnson was ruled out by Wisconsin for the rest of its 59-10 win over Utah State on Friday night and was initially called a shoulder.
Shaw rushed for 84 yards on 15 carries and scored the Badgers’ first touchdown of the 2017 season on a three-yard score late in the first half. He also pulled off a 26-yard gain in the third quarter on the same drive that was capped off with true freshman Jonathan Taylor’s 13-yard run to the end zone to make it a 31-10 UW advantage.
Still listed as out on Monday’s preliminary report—the same as seen last week—are running back Taiwan Deal (right leg), wide receivers George Rushing (left leg) and Kendric Pryor (facial injuries due to moped injury) and fullback Jake Whalen (head).
With Shaw’s status as questionable and Deal still out, Taylor and redshirt junior’s Chris James’s presence could be felt more in the Wisconsin backfield. While Taylor started his UW career out on the right foot—gaining 87 yards on nine carries with the touchdown—James, the Pitt transfer, only rushed five times for 15 yards and fumbled in the third quarter.