On Monday afternoon, Wisconsin Badgers tight end Luke Benzschawel announced on Twitter that he would be medically retiring from football.
Benzschawel first injured his knee during fall camp, back on August 11th, but wasn’t listed out for the season until Week 6 of the season.
Here is what his statement said:
I consider myself fortunate to have been part of the Wisconsin football program for the past four years.
I have not been as fortunate when it comes to my health. However, after undergoing a fourth procedure on my knee, and despite giving everything I have to get back on the field, my doctors an I have decided that the time has come for me to step away from the game.
TO say this was a difficult decision would be an understatement, but...I’m proud to be a Badger and I’m looking forward to finding other opportunities to support my teammates and continue contributing to our success.
In his career, Benzschawel started eight games, and played in 15 total, for the Badgers after making his debut against Utah State in 2016. He was primarily used as a blocking tight end, and he was a good one too.
His uncle, father and older brother played football at Wisconsin while his younger brother is a member of the 2021 recruiting class for the Badgers.
We wish Luke the best with his health and hope to see him on the sidelines this fall cheering on the Badgers.