Konrad Zagzebski Injury: Updates on Wisconsin DT's Status and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2014

Nov 16, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers defensive end Konrad Zagzebski (91) during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 51-3.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Updates from Monday, Sept. 1

Jesse Temple of Fox Sports Wisconsin passed along the latest on Konrad Zagzebski's condition:



Updates from Sunday, Aug. 31

Wisconsin updated Konrad Zagzebeski's status following his injury on Saturday:


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Wisconsin nose guard Konrad Zagzebski suffered what looked to be a head injury during the Badgers' Top-25 clash with LSU on Saturday.

Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the senior may have been kneed in the head while trying to bring down Tigers running back Kenny Hilliard:

Zagzebski was then stretchered off the field, per Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune:

ESPN.com had more details:

The senior had motion in his extremities -- he gave a thumbs-up sign as he was taken off the field -- and ESPN's Todd McShay reported that Zagzebski was accompanied by his father to Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has more:

In his first three years at Madison, Zagzebski recorded 25 total tackles, including two tackles for loss. He'd carved out a role on the line at defensive end, but Badgers head coach Gary Andersen decided to move him inside for 2014, per ESPNWisconsin.com's Zach Heilprin:

I don't know if (Zagzebski) really does anything different at the nose guard position, but it's just the natural ability, and where those two kids are sitting in their progression in their college career. It's just the best spot for them to be at this point. (Zagzebski) excited about it.

Zagzebski's absence will leave a hole in the Wisconsin defensive line, but that certainly takes a back seat to his health at the moment. Watching a player carried off on a stretcher is never a good sign.

The team will be hopeful that the he'll make a full return at some point this year.