On Friday afternoon, the Badgers released a statement stating that freshman guard Brevin Pritzl, who broke his foot over the summer, re-injured that foot and is out indefinitely.

The official statement is below, but this may indicate Pritzl will apply for a medical redshirt despite already playing this season. According to NCAA rules, if a player plays less than 30% of a team’s games by the half-way mark of the season and has a season-ending injury, he or she may apply for a medical redshirt to gain back that year of eligibility.

The Badgers would love to have Pritzl back this season if they deem him healthy enough, as he would provide a huge boost offensively and add depth to a thin and young Wisconsin team.

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin freshman guard Brevin Pritzl re-injured his left foot during Tuesdayโ€™s practice at Syracuse, the UW Sports Medicine staff announced on Friday.

Pritzl originally sustained a broken left foot in August and underwent surgery later that month. Pritzlโ€™s new injury will not require additional surgery at this time and he will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks. He will be held out of competition indefinitely.

Pritzl has played a total of four minutes in one game this season, a 92-65 win over Siena on Nov. 15. If he does not return this season, the De Pere native is eligible to apply for a medical redshirt to regain this season of competition.

A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Pritzl, scored 1,720 points during his prep career at De Pere High School and finished as the second-leading scorer in Green Bay metro area history. Pritzl averaged 25.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior, earning all-state by both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.

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