Wisconsin Badgers senior tight end Austin Traylor recently underwent a procedure on his right arm and will be out four to eight weeks as a result. Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal reported Traylor’s injury.
Traylor initially hurt himself while being tackled during Wisconsin’s 10-6 loss to Iowa last weekend and had the procedure done Monday. A former three-star recruit out of Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, he ranks third on the team in receiving yards through five games, with 156 on 10 receptions. Traylor has also posted three touchdown catches on the season.
A four-week absence would mean Traylor returns against Maryland on November 7, with an eight-week one meaning the rest of the season is lost. No matter how you look at it, as the team’s top tight end, he is a tremendous loss as the players behind him on the depth chart are mostly underclassmen.
In Traylor’s absence, redshirt sophomore Troy Fumagalli will likely be the new starter.
Campus Sports will update Traylor’s recovery as new information becomes available.
Wisconsin looks to go 4-2 and earn its first Big Ten win of the year when it visits Nebraska on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
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