The Wisconsin Badgers have lost the services of their starting tight end for the rest of their Week 3 clash with Georgia State. Troy Fumagalli has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday afternoon’s game after suffering an injury in the opening stages.
Fumagalli was hurt on the seventh play of the game, leaving the field after a third down catch. The Badgers’ tight end was first listed as questionable to return while being evaluated by the team’s trainers.
The Badgers then announced that he would miss the rest of the game. Wisconsin has stated that Fumagalli’s setback is a right leg injury as the Badgers will be without their primary tight end as they look to move to 3-0 on the season against Georgia State.
Fumagalli has been useful as a role player with the Badgers during his three years with the team as a junior tight end. The Illinois product is coming off of a productive sophomore campaign in which he had 28 catches for 313 yards – production that will be missed if his absence is long-term.
With Fumagalli officially out, senior tight end Eric Steffes could be the next man up for a Badgers team that is light on experienced tight ends to fill the role. Steffes has two catches for 10 yards so far this season as one of the secondary tight end options to Fumagalli, so expect a drop in production at the position as the Badgers look to recoup after losing their starting tight end early in the outing.