Knee injury ends season for key Badgers LB

Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor suffered a “significant” injury to his right knee against Iowa and will miss the rest of the season.

Coach Bret Bielema confirmed Taylor’s season-ending injury on Tuesday as the Badgers relax during a bye week.

Wisconsin lost 20-10 to then-No. 11 Iowa on Saturday. Taylor came into the game leading Wisconsin in tackles (43).

Bielema says since Taylor is a redshirt freshman, he still has three quality years ahead.

Bielema also says top running back John Clay spent time in a walking boot after the game. Clay has been struggling with a right ankle sprain most of the season and was buckled over early against the Hawkeyes. He returned and ran for 75 yards, but wasn’t the same after the injury.