Early Friday morning, the Wisconsin Badgers received some tough injury news just a day before the Big Ten title game.
Wide receiver A.J. Taylor, who suffered an injury last weekend against Minnesota, won’t be on the field. Taylor, who suffered a right leg injury in the win against the Gophers, was listed as questionable earlier this week.
However, Wisconsin made the decision to shut him down for not only the Big Ten title game, but the team’s bowl game as well.
The Badgers made it official in their injury status report on Friday.
Wisconsin wide receiver A.J. Taylor has been ruled out for the season with a right leg injury. Offensive lineman David Moorman and cornerback Rachad Wildgoose are listed as questionable for the Big Ten championship game. pic.twitter.com/MVxDcAQ4Tz
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) December 6, 2019
Taylor is Wisconsin’s third-leading receiver this season, totaling 267 yards and two touchdowns on 23 catches. He is the only senior receiver on the Badgers roster.
Taylor has been an excellent presence for the Wisconsin football program. He appeared in 52 games for the Badgers since arriving in 2016. He racked up 89 catches for 1,316 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.
It’s a tough break for the Badgers, who need all of the offensive talent possible at their disposal to have chance to take down Ohio State this weekend.
Ohio State enters as a heavy favorite and already dealt the Badgers an embarrassing loss earlier this season.
Wisconsin and Ohio State kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.