August 11, 2006

Stocco out; Donovan in?

MADISON, Wis. - John Stocco is out.

The University of Wisconsin senior quarterback, who holds a 19-6 career record and is entering his third-straight season as a starter, had a surgical procedure on his right knee Friday.

"In order for me to have the most productive senior season possible, I felt this surgery was the best decision I could make," Stocco said Friday in a press release.

After Friday's practice, UW head coach Bret Bielema reiterated the afternoon press release, saying that Stocco's surgery was to address a pre-existing injury that he sustained during the 2003 season.

Asked about a precise timetable for Stocco's return and Bielema said, "John will be back when he's ready to be back. I haven't been told it's going to be the opener. I haven't been told it's not."

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