Wisconsin cornerback Devin Smith‘s injury status has gone from “indefinite” to “definite” — and not in a good way for Bucky fans.
During a Big Ten teleconference earlier today, coach Bret Bielema said that Smith underwent foot surgery on Monday following an injury he suffered in Wisconsin’s 35-0 win over Oregon State and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.
Technically, Smith’s recovery time is expected to be four-to-six weeks, but since Smith, a senior, has a redshirt to burn, he will use it and come back 2012.
“As we all know, the world works in mysterious ways,” Bielema said. “So, fortunately for us, Devin is a kid that played right away as a freshman. So, we’ll be able to file the appropriate paperwork and he’ll be able to get a redshirt out of this season and be able to join us again next year for a second senior season.”