WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. The University of Wisconsin's football program had better hope none of its remaining quarterbacks sustain any serious injuries next season. Of the Badgers' six signal callers, only three will be healthy enough to compete when the team enters fall camp in August.
Badgers coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday that two of his quarterbacks Jon Budmayr and Bart Houston will miss next season entirely while recovering from injuries. A third quarterback, redshirt senior Curt Phillips, is attempting to come back from right knee surgery and hasn't played since 2009.
Budmayr hasn't appeared in a game for Wisconsin since Nov. 27, 2010. Last fall, while competing in camp with eventual starting quarterback Russell Wilson, Budmayr experienced nerve damage in his throwing elbow and sat out the season. According to Bielema, Budmayr now faces potential hip surgeries.
"The chances of him being involved next year are slim to none," Bielema said. "Unless something miraculous...