Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Big Ten personnel roundup: Part II
Here's the second half of the personnel roundup on a busy news day in the Big Ten.
Coach Bret Bielema confirmed that reserve offensive tackle Josh Oglesby will miss the remainder of the season and undergo knee surgery Nov. 2. Oglesby aggravated the knee last week in practice. It's a tough situation for a blue-chip recruit who hasn't quite reached his potential with Wisconsin.
Bielema also provided an update on linebacker Chris Borland, who recently underwent left shoulder surgery after being ruled out for the season on Sept. 21. Borland also needs surgery on his right shoulder, Bielema said, and will have the procedure in 4-6 weeks. There's an outside chance Borland can return for spring practice, but it probably won't be until preseason camp.
The good news for Wisconsin is all of its other injured players, including running back James White and tight end Lance Kendricks, should be back after the bye week for the trip to Purdue, Bielema said.
Nickel safety Christian Bryant remains hospitalized in Columbus following foot surgery last week. Coach Jim Tressel said Bryant likely will miss the rest of the regular season. Bryant's father tells The Cleveland Plain Dealer that they're targeting a return for Ohio State's bowl game.
The secondary suffered another blow as reserve cornerback Corey Brown will undergo season-ending knee surgery after suffering an injury last week against Purdue. Brown won't return until after spring practice, Tressel said.
Buckeyes senior linebacker Ross Homan (foot) is improving but will miss the Minnesota game, Tressel said.
Coach Rich Rodriguez said quarterback Denard Robinson underwent an MRI last week on his shoulder that showed no structural damage. Robinson had been dealing with a sore shoulder before the Iowa game and aggravated it against the Hawkeyes. He'll start Saturday at Penn State, Rodriguez said.
Tight end Max Dedmond (knee) will miss Saturday's game against Northwestern, but his injury isn't season-ending, coach Bill Lynch said.
Freshman defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman has been reinstated after a suspension last week for violating team rules.
"He'll practice, be in the mix this week," Gophers interim coach Jeff Horton said. "Did everything he needed to do last week. Onward and upward."