Badgers' Cichy out for season with torn ACL
MADISON (WLUK) -- The Wisconsin Badgers will be without one of their top defensive players in 2017.
Linebacker Jack Cichy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice on Tuesday, the school announced. Surgery is scheduled for Friday.
"You hate it for Jack," head coach Paul Chryst said in a news release. "You only get so many chances to play this game and you never want to see a guy miss any of those opportunities. He's one of the leaders of our team and I know he'll be a big part of what we do moving forward this season."
Cichy was named honorable mention All-Big Ten last year, even though he missed the Badgers' final seven games with a pectoral tear. He still had 60 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
The native of Somerset was named on the watch lists for the 2017 Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy.