More injuries were added to the insult of the Packers losing to the Washington Redskins 16-13 in overtime Sunday. A half dozen players suffered injuries, most notably, the concussion to Aaron Rodgers who got hit after releasing the pass that was intercepted in overtime. The NFL has adopted strict guidelines for players with concussions and he'll need to pass several rounds of testing this week to be cleared to play Sunday against Miami. Jermichael Finley has and MRI scheduled today to check on his leg injury suffered on the game's second snap. Ryan Pickett left two players later with an ankle injury. Donald Lee hurt his shoulder on his five yard touchdown catch and didn't return. Clay Matthews left the game in the second half when he aggravated his hamstring and Derrick Martin was forced out of the game with a knee sprain. The Packers have already lost running back Ryan Grant and safety Morgan Burnett for the season. Nick Barnett's wrist injury may also be season ending, Brandon Chillar missed a second straight game with a shoulder injury and MarkTauscher didn't play against Washington because of a shoulder sprain.
Badgers climb to face number 1
The Wisconsin Badgers moved up slightly in the two major college football polls after their 41-23 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Wisconsin is 16th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and 18 in the AP rankings. The Badgers will host the new number one team in Ohio State which supplants Alabama after the Crimson Tide was beaten by South Carolina on the weekend. Oregon is now second in both polls followed by Boise State.
Bucks a hit at the Resch
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated Charlotte 86-78 Saturday night at the Resch Center before more than 5400 fans. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 18 points and survived a scare when he rolled his ankle in the second half. Milwaukee is 2-1 in the pre-season.
Gamblers split on road
The Green Bay Gamblers picked up their first win of the season on Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Tri-Cities Storm. On Saturday night, Green Bay was shutout by Des Moines 2-0. Green Bay (1-1-1) stays on the road this weekend with games at Indiana and Youngstown.
Girls State golf tees off
The WIAA Girls state golf meet begins today at University Ridge in Madison. The Notre Dame Tritons team is competing in division 2, seeking a 4th title in the past five years. In Division 1, Preble's Olivia Lindsley and Southwest's Emily Timmons are competing as individuals along with Renee Christensen of Denmark in Division 2.