Tanner Mordecai leaves first half vs. Iowa with apparent injury
Tanner Mordecai left Wisconsin fans everywhere holding their breath late in the first half against Iowa. He left with an apparent injury, and his status for the rest of the game is certainly up in the air.
Late in the first half, Mordecai scrambled against the Iowa defense and went down in what appeared to be a normal play. However, a few players earlier, Mordecai was seen hitting the helmet of linebacker Jay Higgins during the completion of his throwing motion.
Making the situation more concerning, Mordecai was visibly seen mouthing the words “I can’t throw” to the sideline and pointing to his right hand. Mordecai was promptly pulled from the game and sent to the locker room for evaluation and was replaced by Braedyn Locke.
It’s unclear what the injury for Mordecai might be, but it certainly looks like his status is questionable until Wisconsin provides an update.
“I can’t throw.”
Never the sentence you want to hear your quarterback utter.
Wisconsin QB Tanner Mordecai hit his hand on a Hawkeye helmet on a previous pass attempt. pic.twitter.com/KypCd8bSbM
— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) October 14, 2023
Wisconsin has already dealt with Braelon Allen being sidelined for a bit against the Hawkeyes. Allen is dealing with an upper-body injury per the broadcast and was listed as questionable to return but did see the field again prior to the break.
Mordecai finished the first half 12-for-20 with 106 yards against Iowa’s defense as the Badgers were shut out prior to the break.