It’s been a tough week for Wisconsin fans. First, the Badgers blew a sizable lead against the LSU Tigers in their opening contest. Now, they’ve got trouble on the injury front. Junior quarterback Joel Stave, who started all 13 games for the team last season, will be out “indefinitely” due to an issue with his shoulder. Stave did not start this past Saturday night, as head coach Gary Andersen instead elected to go with redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy.
Bad timing. Wisconsin announces Joel Stave (shoulder) to be shut down indefinitely.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 2, 2014
— Tony Cartagena (@TonyCartagena) September 2, 2014
It’s curious timing, given the fact that just yesterday, Andersen told reporters that Stave was “going to be involved” in the offense at some point soon.
Wisconsin’s next three weeks aren’t exactly a death march, however. They get Western Illinois this Saturday, then have a bye before hosting Bowling Green on September 20. Still, it’s never good to lose one of your quarterbacks at any point during the season.