Badgers' Leuer out indefintely due to broken wristWisconsin Sports
- The Wisconsin men’s basketball team has a big hole to fill, after Jon Leuer went out indefinitely with a broken left wrist.
MADISON - The Wisconsin men’s basketball team has a big hole to fill, after Jon Leuer went out indefinitely with a broken left wrist.
The junior forward will have surgery today, after getting four points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s upset win over Purdue. He’s the Badgers’ second-leading scorer with almost 15-and-a-half points a game. After practice yesterday, coach Bo Ryan said it won’t be easy moving forward. But he said whining is not allowed, and the Badgers will just have to go with the next guy.
That could be redshirt freshman Ryan Evans, who has played in all 16 games with five points and three rebounds per contest. Redshirt freshman Jared Berggren and true freshman Mike Bruesewitz are also expected to get more playing time. Bruesewitz has played in 12 games, and he had 10 rebounds in 10 minutes last week. Berggren has made seven field goals in just over 50 minutes of total action over 11 games. Associate head coach Greg Gard all three replacements are capable, but they’ll need to get the experience the Badgers will miss with Leuer.
Wisconsin rose four spots in both major polls yesterday. They’re tied for 13th in the AP media survey, and the coaches rank them 16th. The Badgers will play at Northwestern tomorrow night.