Trevor Anderson's Status Unknown As Wisconsin Preps for Rutgers

Trevor Anderson's Status Unknown As Wisconsin Preps for Rutgers

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Trevor Anderson's Status Unknown As Wisconsin Preps for Rutgers

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin has already overcome one knee injury to a reserve forward. The Badgers may have to overcome one to a reserve guard.

Redshirt sophomore point guard Trevor Anderson reinjured his right knee in the second half of UW’s 72-66 victory over Iowa Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and his status remains in doubt heading into Monday’s Big Ten game against Rutgers at the Kohl Center.

A UW official told reporters after Wisconsin’s closed practice on Sunday that Anderson did not participate Sunday and that more information might be made available prior to tip off as the staff waits for more test results.

Anderson scored on a drive down the lane with 12 minutes 32 seconds remaining and landed awkwardly on his right leg. He quickly grabbed his knee, the same one he injured during preseason practice, and was subbed out at the next dead ball.

Headed to the locker room with trainer Henry Perez-Guerra, Anderson did not return to the game and finished with two points in three minutes. No update was given after the game.

Sitting out last season after transferring from UW-Green Bay, Anderson has become a piece of head coach Greg Gard’s guard rotation through the first eight games. The main backup to starting point guard D’Mitrik Trice, Anderson was averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game.

Anderson’s departure will give more minutes to Tai Strickland. The true freshman played one minute in the victory over Iowa and is averaging 2.4 minutes per game.

“He’s come a long way in the last six to eight weeks,” head coach Greg Gard told reporters of Strickland. “Eight weeks ago, he was not ready for this. I’ve seen gradual growth and improvement, and we’re just trying to sprinkle him in and have him ready. The opportunity may come at any point in time because I think he brings some things to the table that we can use.”

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