MADISON, Wis. -- At times this spring, Wisconsin's wide receiver unit has resembled something of an infirmary all its own. And for a group desperately trying to prove it is not the weak link in the Badgers' offense, well, having an extraordinarily high number of injuries hasn't exactly inspired much confidence.
Consider that three of the team's possible top four receivers have missed either all or most of spring practices, which wrap up Saturday with the team's annual spring game at 3 p.m. in Camp Randall Stadium.
Rob Wheelwright suffered a knee injury during the Badgers' first spring practice and said he didn't expect to play in the spring game. Alex Erickson, who seemed in position to battle for the No. 1 receiver spot, is out for the entire spring with a knee injury sustained during the team's Jan. 1 bowl game against South Carolina. And Jordan Fredrick's right shoulder has bothered him most of spring after he tried crack-blocking safety Leo Musso in practice.
Determining which r...