Oglesby to have Surgery, Out 2-4 Weeks

Sophomore right tackle Josh Oglesby will have surgery by Monday and will be out two to four weeks. Stepping in will be junior Jake Bscherer, who started the first three games of the season at left guard.

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema -

MADISON - One of the biggest headaches to begin the 2009 football season for head coach Bret Bielema was dealing with injuries on his offensive line.

With projected starters Gabe Carimi, John Moffitt and Bill Nagy all dealing with serious injuries during fall camp and into the start of the non-conference season, Bielema didn't find continuity until the start of the conference season.

After an injury to Josh Oglesby, Bielema will have to revisit his offensive line.

Oglesby suffered a left knee injury on Nov. 7 at Indiana and did not play last week against Michigan, but the injury was deemed serious enough to undergo surgery.

Oglesby, who was scheduled to have surgery at the end of the season regardless, will be sidelined two to four weeks, but has an outside shot at returning for the bowl game.

"We thought we could see if he could play with is and it looks like that probably won't be the case," Bielema said Thursday. "As of right now, we're going to try to get him in tomorrow, but probably Monday."

Junior Jake Bscherer, will start at right tackle for the second consecutive game and Ricky Wagner is penciled in to back up both tackle spots. Bielema also said Wagner could see some snaps dependent on how Bscherer responds, especially against senior Corey Wootton and sophomore Vince Browne.

"It's been a different week of preparation," Bielema said. "We talked openly on Sunday about what's out there and what's possible but from that point forward, we just said really focus on Northwestern. During the senior week, they have 30 people coming to the game, so it's a different type of deal."

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