Wisconsin Badger senior point guard Traevon Jackson was hoping to be back in the lineup for Senior Day last Sunday, but he wasn’t cleared by the teams medical staff. Jackson has now missed 12 games after breaking his foot in a game against Rutgers in early January.
Jackson said Sunday that he would return soon, but Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan expressed some doubts during the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Monday.
Ryan was asked if Jackson had a decent shot at being back in the lineup in time for the Big Ten tournament, two weeks from now in Chicago. Ryan said, “That might be tough. I can’t rule anything out because the coaches are the last to know anymore. His clearance may be two weeks, who knows?”
The Badgers (26-3, 14-2 Big Ten) have two games left in the regular season. They’ll travel to Minnesota on Thursday and at Ohio State on Sunday. Any combination of one Badger win or Maryland loss and the Badgers will clinch the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament and win the Big Ten title outright.
The Badgers dropped one spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Monday. They dropped to 5th in the coaches poll.