Wisconsin redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook said he was forced to sit out the Big Ten Championship game because of concussion related symptoms.
Hornibrook was knocked out of the Badgers regular season finale against Minnesota a week earlier because of a first half concussion.
Hornibrook was cleared to practice a few days later and thought he was going to play against Penn State. After practicing three days, Hornibrook began experiencing symptoms and talked with head coach Paul Chryst the morning of the game. A decision at that time was made to sit Hornibrook and go with senior Bart Houston.
Hornibrook is practicing again, without any restrictions as the Badgers prepare for Western Michigan in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas.
Wisconsin offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph said they’re preparing for both quarterbacks to play in that game but declined to say who would start.
For the season, Hornibrook has completed 58.1% of his passes for 1,243 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Houston completed 65.9% of his passes for 1,086 yards, with five touchdowns and three interceptions.