"It happened like right in the beginning of practice," Ward said. "We were doing some defense thing and I kind of rolled it."
"It's just a little tweak," she said. "I just rolled it a little bit. It's nothing really too bad. They just sat me out for precautionary reasons, make sure that I don't do anything more to it.
"But today was kind of hard because I really wanted to be in there and be active."
Ward has started two of the Badgers' first five games and is the team's third-leading scorer and No. 2 rebounder, averaging 10.4 points and 7.6 boards, in just 17 minutes per game. She also leads the team with 10 blocked shots.
"I expect to play this weekend. I'm not really concerned about my ankle injury," Ward said. "… I'm going to keep playing on it.
"This is not going to keep me out."