The Wisconsin football team has suffered a major loss on the defensive side of the ball.
On Monday, the No. 11 Badgers announced leading tackler Jack Cichy will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral. It is a devastating blow for Wisconsin.
Tough news today: #Badgers ILB Jack Cichy will miss the rest of the season (torn pectoral). UW's leading tackler this season with 60.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 24, 2016
“I love the way he plays and puts it out there. You feel bad for him missing these opportunities to play,” Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said at his weekly press conference on Monday.
“He’ll still have a big impact on our team and he’s still a part of our team. His role is just a little bit different.”
Cichy took to Twitter to thank Badgers fans for all of their support.
Thanks to everyone for the support! Can't wait to get rehab underway. I know my brothers are gonna keep this season rolling! #OnWisconsin
— Jack Cichy (@jackCICHY) October 24, 2016
Cichy suffered the injury during last week’s win over Iowa.
While the injury is disappointing for Wisconsin, someone on the defensive side of the ball is going to have to step up in a big way. The Badgers have no time to rest, because the No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Photo Credit: Jack Cichy, Twitter