Strength of Character to Be Tested For Wisconsin Badgers

Jason BravermanContributor IJanuary 12, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 13:  Jon Leuer #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Right as the Wisconsin Badgers became relevant in college basketball following a win over the then No. 4 ranked Purdue, their second leading scorer, Jon Leuer, went down with a broken wrist. 

No question Leuer helped lead Wisconsin to some of its elite victories this year: Arizona, Maryland, Duke, Ohio St., and now Purdue.  The Jr., Leuer, averages over 15 PPG and over six RPG.  For a Wisconsin team that lacks height, the loss of the 6'10" Forward will hurt even more.

Wisconsin will not have much time to find its replacement, as their character will soon be tested with road games against the surprising Northwestern, Ohio St., and Purdue are all on the slate for the remainder of January.  

Regardless of the injury, the Badgers have proven that they are a serious contender for the Big 10 title, and as long as Leuer is back for the big dance, Wisconsin should be fine.