Friday October 24th, 2014

Wisconsin junior forward Sam Dekker sprained his left ankle during practice Friday and will likely miss one to two weeks, reports ESPN's Jeff Goodman

The team announced it as a "lower body injury" and said Dekker is day-to-day, according to the Wisconsin State Journal

The WSJ reports that Dekker fell to the ground while driving to the basket, then hopped on his other foot into the locker room and didn't return. 

SCHNELL: Big Ten preview: Wisconsin way out in front

Dekker was selected to the preseason All-Big Ten team by the media, and Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky was chosen as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.  

Last season, Dekker averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor. He started all 38 games for the Badgers, who went to the Final Four and finished 30-8. 

Wisconsin was chosen No. 4 in the preseason Coaches Poll. The Badgers first game is on Nov. 14 against Northern Kentucky

- Molly Geary


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