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Badgers could be down a starting ‘backer vs. Buckeyes

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With Ohio State one win away from clinching its first-ever Big Ten Leaders division title, the Buckeyes could be the beneficiaries of an injury issue facing this weekend’s opponent.

Wisconsin, which has already clinched the Leaders spot in the conference championship game thanks to OSU’s NCAA sanctions, is preparing to play their divisional rival Saturday without its top defensive player.  Maybe.

Chris Borland‘s status for the Buckeyes game has been up in the air throughout the week after the starting middle linebacker aggravated a hamstring injury last weekend.  That issue was something that first surfaced during training camp.

Head coach Bret Bielema was non-committal Thursday when discussing Borland’s availability after the linebacker’s participation in practice this week has been severely curtailed.

“Game speed is different than practice speed,” Bielema said. “It will be interesting to see when Saturday gets here.”

It appears if it’s up to Borland, though, he’ll line up and be on the field to face the Buckeyes.

“He’s very adamant about every day it feels better,” said the coach. “A lot of times when you’re dealing with an injury like that, you get concerned if they start regressing. He hasn’t regressed.”

Borland is currently first on the team in sacks with 4.5, while he’s second in tackles (82) and tackles for loss (nine).

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8 Responses to “Badgers could be down a starting ‘backer vs. Buckeyes”
  1. spunhead73 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:20 PM

    No worries Badger fans,OSU sucks and Miller is overrated,so being down a LB won’t hurt.

  2. buckeye94 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    Ha! Let me guess your a mich st. fan upset about that loss. Let’s remember Ohio state is undefeated and miller is in the heisman running. Think before you speak. But I do hope this guy can get out there and play even for a lil bit.

  3. buckeye94 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:03 PM

    Ohhh yeah and last years team was dissimal…who won that game?

  4. kl5661 says: Nov 17, 2012 9:09 AM

    on a last minute luck throw…who won the conference? what?

  5. metalhead65 says: Nov 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    to bad for the badgers but at least when the buckeyes roll up the yards on them this week they will have a ready excuse right? I hope urban leaves the first team in untill the very end and the badgers dare and say something about afterword. screw wisconsin and their arrogant prick of a coach.

  6. beedubyatoo says: Nov 17, 2012 9:46 AM

    Ohhh yeah and last years team was dissimal…who won that game?
    This person spells like an OSU grad.

  7. totallysirius says: Nov 17, 2012 7:04 PM

    At least now that tOSU won, the Badgers have an excuse.

    What? Ball didn’t break the record?


  8. buckeye94 says: Nov 17, 2012 7:58 PM

    Haha yeah make fun of me all you want! buckeyes won bi*** and wisconsin will never be a rival to Ohio state!

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