Wisconsin's Sharif Chambliss met with team physicians Wednesday and was diagnosed with a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Chambliss, who injured the knee at practice on Tuesday, will be re-evaluated next week and his course of treatment will be determined at that time.
Chambliss transferred to Wisconsin this season after playing three years at Penn State. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he was required to sit out competition and was unable to travel with the team this season but was allowed to practice. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
Chambliss, an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and Penn State's leading scorer his sophomore and junior seasons, was a dynamic presence on the Badgers' scout team this season, typically playing the role of opponents' best backcourt player. He regularly caused the first team havoc with his agility and the quick release on his 3-point shots.
A native of Racine, Wis., Chambliss led the Big Ten in 3-pointers made in the 2002-03 and 2001-02 seasons and is also the Nittany Lions' all-time leader in free throw percentage.
Chambliss is just the latest in a significant line of injuries Wisconsin has suffered this season. Sophomore forward Alando Tucker has missed almost the entire season with two foot injuries. He took a medical redshirt Feb. 2 and is still wearing a protective boot on the foot. Another sophomore forward, Jason Chappell, chose to redshirt after missing the first six games of the season while recovering from a broken right foot. Senior guard Freddie Owens and sophomore center Andreas Helmigk have also missed time due to injury.
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