Coming off another shutout victory that was over way before the final gun sounded, the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers have a fairly light injury report heading into what promises to be a rock fight with the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday afternoon.
Safety Madison Cone has missed the last couple of games with his left leg injury and it looks like he’ll still be questionable this week, which is still an upgrade for him since he was listed as “out” right away last week.
Freshman linebacking sensation Leo Chenal has suffered another “head injury” which hopefully is not a concussion. Fullback Mason Stokke is in the same boat as Chenal and is questionable with a “head injury.”
After being listed on the injury report for a few weeks, NT Bryson Williams is back at his starting position. He was dressed and able to play against Kent State, but freshman Keeanu Benton got most of the action.
With Cone still on the injury report, redshirt freshman safety John Torchio is listed as the backup fres safety. Quarterbacks Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf are both still listed as the co-backups to Jack Coan, and it would be interesting to see who gets the call in high-profile matchup this weekend if Coan were to miss any time. Tight end Cormac Sampson is now fully entrenched as the backup tight end to Jake Ferguson.
Otherwise, it is business as usual for the Badgers. We will have an updated injury report on Thursday when head coach Paul Chryst has his next media availability.
UPDATE [Thursday 11:00 a.m. CT]
With the new injury report out we are likely to see a couple of new faces on the two-deep at ILB and FB.