MADISON, WI – During Sunday’s press conference, head coach Paul Chryst addressed the reported injuries at the start of fall camp.
Chryst remained optimistic on most recoveries, but was the most uncertain on the return of inside linebacker T.J. Edwards, who broke his foot this summer.
“I don’t know if he does anything in camp,” Chryst said of Edwards’ status during fall camp. “He’s progressing and don’t quite know when he’ll be ready.”
Junior Jack Cichy and sophomore Chris Orr will see more playing time during fall camp and leading into the regular season with the absence of Edwards.
“It puts a little more emphasis on me and Chris,” Cichy said about the injury to Edwards. “We knew going into the season it would be a three-man rotation, but now for the time being, it’s only two. We’re going to have to hold ourselves accountable more and rely on each other a little more.”
Other players reported limited for the start of fall camp are junior safety D’Cota Dixon and senior offensive lineman Dan Voltz.
Dixon missed most of spring camp with a groin injury that led to hospitalization.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Dixon lost 19 pounds this past spring due to his injury. Prior to the injury weighed 204 pounds, which then dropped to 185 pounds. Currently Dixon is weighing in at 201 pounds, according to the report.
Fifth-year senior Dan Voltz suffered a season-ending injury last season on October 24 against Illinois after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Voltz is expected to return this season, though potentially in a new role.
Voltz has offered to be moved to offensive guard as sophomore Michael Deiter is expected to hold the starting center spot.
Wisconsin fall camp kicks off on Monday morning.