Wisconsin star guard Johnny Davis left the Badgers' regular season finale against Nebraska in the second half with a lower body injury, which he suffered while being flagrantly fouled.
The bad news is that without Davis, Wisconsin collapsed and lost to the Cornhuskers, blowing their chance to win the Big Ten regular season title outright. The good news is that the sophomore standout doesn't anticipate missing any more time.
Davis told reporters today that he has a "mild" ankle sprain and expects to be 100% for the team's Big Ten tourney opener on Friday.
"I feel fine. There's a lot of time left to the Big Ten Tournament," Davis said,
Johnny Davis on his injury: "I feel fine. There's a lot of time left to the Big Ten Tournament." Says it's a mild ankle sprain, something he tweaked prior to the Purdue game. Believes he'll be 100% by Friday. #Badgers
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) March 8, 2022
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After averaging 7.0 points per game as a freshman, Davis exploded this season, producing 20.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per night. For his efforts, he was named first team All-Big Ten and unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year on Tuesday.
If Davis can go on Friday, it will be a major boost for the Badgers, who as the No. 2 seed will face the winner of Michigan State and Maryland in the quarterfinals.