MADISON, Wis. (AP) Sometime early in training camp, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Orr launched himself into a pileup on the practice field during to make a tackle. He took a hit to his surgically repaired right knee during the scrum.
Orr got up, felt fine and walked back across the line of scrimmage. It was a moment when Orr said he knew that he was finally over the injury that knocked him out for the 2016 season.
Now, a similar season-ending injury to top linebacker Jack Cichy could thrust Orr back into a starting spot that he lost after he got hurt.