Report: Injury to Wisconsin CB Natrell Jamerson appears serious
Late in Saturday’s match-up between Wisconsin and Akron, Badgers cornerback Natrell Jamerson was helped off the field after making a tackle midway through the fourth quarter.
Sunday morning, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote that the injury – assumed to be with the left fibula – is a significant one.
TV cameras showed a UW official mouthing “left fibula” as Jamerson was brought to the team’s sideline. Jamerson, who did not put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field, was taken by cart to a tunnel and then placed in a wheelchair.
Jamerson is a reserve cornerback for the Badgers but has seen several snaps through the first two games of the season. Prior to the injury, he recorded four tackles in Wisconsin’s 54-10 win over the Zips.
Potrykus also tweeted out Sunday morning that an injury to the fibula was what kept receiver Robert Wheelwright out for two months last season.
Recall that #Badgers Wheelwright suffered broken fibula 10/24 last year. Was back for bowl game.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) September 11, 2016
The Badgers are 2-0 and held the No. 10 ranking as of Saturday. Jamerson has made six total tackles through those two games.