linebacker Jack Cichy (48) tackles Iowa quarterback
C.J. Beathard during the first half of an NCAA
college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in
Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 17-9.
— Linebacker Jack Cichy, the leading tackler for No. 11
Wisconsin, will miss the rest of the season with a torn
injury is the latest setback for a defense that has
weathered adversity to remain one of the stingiest units
in the country.
Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) are ranked fourth in the
country in scoring defense (14.3 points per game) and
ninth in total defense (300.6 yards). They play No. 7
Nebraska on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium.
hurt in the first half of Wisconsin's 17-9
win on Saturday over Iowa. Cichy hit the ground while
sliding out of bounds after tackling Iowa running back
Akrum Wadley following an 11-yard gain to the Wisconsin 29
with 5 seconds left.
returned to play in the second half before leaving for
good in the fourth quarter. Cichy, who wore a wrap around
his shoulder and left chest after the injury, had trouble
lunging for ball carriers and wrapping up for tackles.
didn't hurt it worse by (playing in the second half), I do
know that," coach Paul Chryst said.
Vince Biegel, who just returned from a foot injury, said
Cichy couldn't lift his left arm after the game.
finishes the season with 60 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks. He's
the second starting linebacker to get knocked out for the
season for the Badgers, after Chris Orr got hurt in the
season opener against LSU.
course you're going to miss them, missing two starters and
two emotional guys, leaders of your team," Chryst
said. "That's also an opportunity for others to step