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January 11, 2010

Leuer injures wrist, no timetable set for return

MADISON - The Wisconsin men's basketball team is coming off a momentum building win over one of the top team's in the nation. On Monday, the team suffered its biggest loss of the season.

Jon Leuer, the team's second leading scorer with 15.4 points per game, will undergo surgery to repair a broken left wrist after suffering through a hard fall early in Saturday's game against Purdue.

Leuer, who also leads the team in rebounds and blocks per game, stayed in the game and played with tape around his injured wrist in the second half. He shot only 2-of-15 from the floor, but hauled in 10 rebounds.

X-Ray's following the game showed the break, one that will keep him out with no timetable for return.

"Obviously, I'm disappointed by the injury, but I plan on being as big a part of this team as ever," Leuer said via press release. "I will continue to be at all the practices and conditioning sessions and support the team as best I can.

"I'm confident my teammates can continue the great season we've begun and I look forward to rejoining the team."

Leuer was a mainstay in the starting lineup throughout the first half of the season and was on the verge of having a breakout season. He was a dynamic threat that was able to score on both the perimeter and inside.

With Leuer now out, the Badgers will likely turn to Ryan Evans as his replacement as well as Mike Bruesewitz.

The Badgers have two games this week, at Northwestern Wednesday evening and at Ohio State Saturday.

Stay tuned throughout the day as BadgerBlitz.com will be covering Bo Ryan's press conference early this afternoon as well as practice later this evening.




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