Josh Gasser was preparing to take over as the Wisconsin Badgers starting
point guard. He worked hard in the offseason and entered training camp ready to replace the graduated Jordan Taylor.
That all came crashing down when Gasser tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice last week.
Gasser met with reporters on Tuesday for the first time since injuring his knee. He’s getting used to his new roles, which include mentoring, cheerleading and a even some assistant coaching. It’ll help keep him busy in a positive way after losing his season.
Gasser thinks the Badgers will be well served in his place with the trio of George Marshall, Traevon Jackson and Ben Brust.
Gasser said he’s talked to a number of current and former UW athletes that have undergone similar fates. their advice is to listen to your doctors and avoid the urge to rush back.