With the 8th-ranked Wisconsin getting ready to face the 4th-ranked Michigan, the Badgers found out they’ve lost two players within a 24-hour period.
Placekicker Rafael Gaglianone missed last week’s game at Michigan State with a back injury. He had surgery on his back this week, which ended his season.
Less than 24-hours later, senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel underwent surgery on his broken foot and will be lost for at least two to four weeks.
Biegel was a third-team all-Big Ten selection last season and was off to a good start this season.
Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will have to find a replacement for Biegel. One of the more likely moves would be shifting Jack Cichy from inside linebacker into Biegel’s outside position and move redshirt sophomore Ryan Connelly into Cichy’s spot on the inside.
Gaglianone had hit 7 of 8 field-goal attempts in the first three games before missing last week.