It’s not a secret that Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig has been struggling as of late because of a nagging injury, and he might miss some time because of it.
After the Badgers dropped only their second conference loss of the season against Northwestern last Sunday, coach Greg Gard told reporters Koenig has been dealing with an undisclosed leg injury. That injury limited Koenig to only two points on 1 for 8 from the floor against the Wildcats.
On Wednesday, it was reported by Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal that Koenig is day to day, putting his status for Wisconsin’s Thursday game against Michigan in jeopardy.
According to an UW official, #Badgers PG Bronson Koenig held out of practice again today. Status is day to day.
— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) February 15, 2017
Koenig suffered his leg injury against Penn State, and it has been plaguing him ever since.
“I think he’s OK mentally,” Gard said after the Badgers’ loss to Northwestern. “I think the injury is a factor. How much of a factor, his acceleration off screens is obviously diminished a little bit, but he’s also had some decent looks.”
Koenig has been averaging 13.4 points per game this season, and his injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Wisconsin as it is trying to fend off Maryland for the top spot in the Big Ten. However, the best-case scenario for the Badgers is if Koenig can heal up before the Big Ten Tournament, where Wisconsin definitely needs his scoring abilities.
The Badgers (21-4) will take on the Wolverines (16-9) Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.