NCAA Football

Wisconsin LB Cichy tears ACL, out for season

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(TSX / STATS) -- Wisconsin senior linebacker Jack Cichy will miss the upcoming season after tearing his ACL in practice, the team announced Thursday.

Cichy, who sustained the injury on Tuesday, was named All-Big Ten honorable mention after recording 60 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season. He missed seven games in 2016 after tearing a pectoral muscle.

"You hate it for Jack," coach Paul Chryst said in a statement Thursday. "You only get so many chances to play this game and you never want to see a guy miss any of those opportunities. He's one of the leaders of our team and I know he'll be a big part of what we do moving forward this season."

Cichy was slated to be named a captain for the Badgers this season.

Updated August 10, 2017