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UPDATE: Report says Jackson fractures foot, out 6 weeks

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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson injured his right foot during Sunday's game at Rutgers, the UW Sports Medicine staff announced Monday. According to a report from ESPN, Jackson fractured his foot and will be out six weeks.

Jackson will undergo surgery on Thursday and his initial rehab process will begin in 2-3 weeks.

"I'm just trying to enjoy the process, learn from this and trust in Christ," Jackson said. "I know my teammates will come together and be stronger because of this. I'm looking forward to coming back mentally stronger than ever and more prepared to win championships and finish off the year and the seniors' careers the right way."

Jackson has started 84 consecutive games for UW and leads the Badgers with 49 assists on the season. Jackson was averaging 9.4 points per game at the time of the injury and ranks sixth in the Big Ten in free throw accuracy, shooting 85.4 percent at the line. Jackson scored seven points prior to his injury on Sunday.   

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   MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says he is awaiting test results to determine the severity of the right foot injury to point guard Traevon Jackson.

   Jackson was hurt in the second half of the Badgers' 67-62 loss Sunday night at Rutgers. Ryan calls the injury "pretty severe." He is unsure how long he might be without his trusted senior guard.

   Wisconsin (15-2) fell three spots to seventh in the AP Top 25 poll released Monday.

   Ryan also didn't have an update Monday on preseason All-American big man Frank Kaminsky, who sat out the Rutgers loss with a concussion.

   Kaminsky leads the Badgers at 16.9 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, while Jackson averages 9.4 points and 2.9 assists. Ryan turns to Jackson to take big shots late in close games.

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