Wisconsin's Gasser tears ACL in practice
OCT 27, 2012 5:41p ET
Gasser, who played in each of his first two years at Wisconsin, will use his redshirt season in 2012-13. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan told reporters Thursday during Big Ten media day that Gasser would be the team’s starting point guard this season, replacing graduated senior Jordan Taylor. Badgers redshirt freshman George Marshall is the most likely candidate to fill in at point guard in Gasser’s absence. Sophomore Traevon Jackson also could see his minutes expand this season.
Gasser has started 66 games for the Badgers, averaging 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Last season as a sophomore, he averaged 34.1 minutes and 7.6 points per game while shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point range.
Wisconsin opened the season ranked No. 23 in the country in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll after returning four starters from last year’s team — Gasser, forward Mike Bruesewitz, forward Ryan Evans and center Jared Berggren.
This marks the second injury to the team in less than a month. Bruesewitz suffered a lacerated right leg during practice Oct. 9 when he collided with the lower portion of the basket standard and required 40 stitches. He is expected to return in mid-November.
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