After missing the last three games of the regular season, Wisconsin center Peter Konz sounds like he’s finally ready to get back on the field.
Konz told reporters this week as the Badgers prepare for the Rose Bowl against Oregon that he’s “trying to get as healthy as I can to play as physical as I can… Right now, I’m getting down the mental part as far as watching film, watching the guys take the reps.”
Konz dislocated his ankle against Minnesota in November and missed the last two regular season games. He was initially listed as questionable for the Big Ten title rematch against Michigan State, but the coaching staff ultimately pulled the plug on playing their All-American center in hopes that he would be healthy enough for the Rose Bowl.
There hasn’t been official word from Wisconsin about Konz’s playing status, but the feeling from Konz is optimistic.
Konz anchored a Wisconsin O-line that cleared the way for one of the best rushing attacks in college football in running back and Heisman finalist Montee Ball.