Danny Kaye - Status Report

Wisconsin verbal commitment Danny Kaye talks about his MRI results and the adjustments he'll be making that will allow him to play this weekend.

"I'm going to play this weekend," said offensive lineman Danny Kaye. "My injury isn't as bad as everyone thought it would be.

"The MRI showed a partial tear of the MCL and the doctor has cleared me to play.

"I've been practicing and I feel pretty good. I also had a deep bone bruise and that's what still hurts the most. It's not the ligament, it's the bone bruise."

Kaye, a 6-foot-8, 280-pounder, from New Berlin (WI) Eisenhower said there will be some adjustments to make this weekend.

"I'm going to have to wear a knee brace. I don't have any problem with that except it feels weird right now.

"I'm also going to be playing offensive tackle instead of tight end. Offensive tackle is going to be my position in college.

"Playing on the offensive line will help my knee out as well. I won't have to run routes and make a lot of sudden cuts." Kaye said.

Kaye has given the Wisconsin Badgers his verbal commitment and he's been given nothing but encouragement from the Badger coaching staff.

"I'm still very much committed to Wisconsin. I spoke with coach (Barry) Alvarez and he's supporting me and behind me 100%.

"Nebraska and Oregon are still recruiting me but Notre Dame and Iowa have backed off. I've told all the coaches that have called me that my commitment to Wisconsin is solid."

Kaye is a three-year varsity starter for Eisenhower. He's also a Midwest "Top 100" selection for the 2002 season.

Following his first game back, Kaye will be a guest on "Badger Nation Radio" next Monday night at 7 p.m. The show can be heard in the Madison area on 100X (100.5 FM).

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