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Injuries piling up for Badger football team

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- The injuries are piling up for the Badger football team after just one game. Wisconsin said Wednesday starting fullback Derek Watt could be out until November after a recent foot surgery.

Starter Warren Herring also went under the knife after injuring his knee against LSU last Saturday. Coaches said he could be back in a month.

Konrad Zagzebski did return to practice this week, but will not participate in full team drills until Thursday. Zagzebski suffered a blow to the head during the game against LSU.

He said he went numb on his left side. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Doctors determined it was not a concussion, but mild nerve damage. Zagzebski said the feeling returned a couple hours after arriving at the hospital.

"It's surreal," said Zagzebski. "It's not one of those things you're laying in bed at night and picturing yourself being carted off the field, you know what I mean?

Zagzebski plans to play against Western Illinois this weekend.

"I'm sure there are people who will say it's crazy to go back out there so soon, but it's the risk you take every time you put on the helmet," Zagzebski said.

Sophomore Arthur Goldberg will likely be the starter at nose guard in place of Herring.

"I've never actually played in Camp Randall, so I'm excited," said Goldberg. "I'm going to try to play my best and try to take Warren's words of advice and go out there and play hard and leave it all out."

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