MADISON — Wisconsin starting quarterback and redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook left Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Gophers with a to-be-determined injury, though it would appear to be a head injury.
Late in the second quarter, Hornibrook was trying to lead a stalled Wisconsin offense down the field when he rolled out for a pass. On that roll out, Hornibrook was slammed down to the turf, hitting his head pretty violently.
“No medical update besides just asking him how he’s doing, but nothing medically,” head coach Paul Chryst said after the game on if he had anything new on the Wisconsin quarterback.
With Hornibrook out, senior Bart Houston took over full time and led Wisconsin to a victory and helped the Badgers keep the Axe.
“He takes a lot of pride in helping this team, and I thought he did today,” Chryst said on Houston’s play.
If Hornibrook is out for extended time, Houston will be the starter as the Badgers take on Penn State next week in the Big Ten Championship game.