Chris Borland set to return for Wisconsin Badgers in the Big 10 title game

By Michael Amato


Jeff Hanisch – US Presswire


Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Borland says he should be ready to go for this Saturday’s Big 10 title game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Despite missing Wisconsin’s last two games because of a hamstring injury, Borland remains the team’s third-leading tackler and still leads the squad with 4.5 sacks for the season. Head coach Bret Bielema said that Borland’s leadership qualities are what the defense was missing most during his injury. His ability to stay positive when things are going poorly and motivate his team-mates is one of Borland’s strongest assets.

Bielema also gave credit to sophomore Derek Landisch who stepped in and recorded 11 tackles against the Penn State Nittany Lions last week.

Starting guard Kyle Costigan also received some good news according to Bielema. There was some question as to whether he suffered a concussion last week, as he was a little “foggy” on the sidelines. On Sunday, however, he was checked out and Bielema feels like he should ready to roll on Saturday.

The update on wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was a little more unclear. Abbrederis ranks fourth in the Big 10 when it comes to receiving yards with 764, but suffered a head injury last week against the Nittany Lions. Bielema said the updates on everyone were good, but he didn’t confirm just yet whether Abbrederis would be able to go or not.

If all goes well, the Badgers could be getting healthy at the perfect time. A somewhat disappointing campaign could feel a lot better if they are able to come away with a conference championship when it is all said and done.

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