If Wisconsin is going to make it to the first ever Big Ten championship game, they’ll need to win their final two games against Illinois and Penn State. Successful Hail Mary passes notwithstanding, that shouldn’t be too difficult, but the Badgers will have to play without their starting center Peter Konz, who sustained a dislocated ankle last Saturday against Minnesota.
Bielema added that the injury won’t require surgery. “My guess, Pete will probably be back sooner than most people think,” Bielema said.
If Wisconsin does win their next two games, Konz could be back for the Big Ten title game and he should definitely be back for the Badgers’ bowl game.
Offensive line coach Bob Bostad said that redshirt sophomore Ryan Groy will start in place of the injured Konz against Illinois.
(Big thanks: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)