Peavy-out against Purdue

Northwestern Wildcats defensive back Trae Williams (29) strips the football from Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Jazz Peavy (11) on the Badgers' first offensive series of the game during the first quarter at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Northwestern recovered the football. M.P. KING, STATE JOURNAL


University of Wisconsin wide receiver Jazz Peavy won't play Saturday against Purdue due to a right leg injury.

Peavy was a surprise addition to Thursday's injury report. Badgers coach Paul Chryst said Peavy's injury is something that's been lingering in previous weeks and has had an effect on Peavy's play this season.

"You always want all your players," Chyrst said. "And yet, you want them to be at their best, and obviously Jazz isn't able to do that. ... (It's) something that's kind of been lingering, so the best way to get him healthy from the doctors is to rest him."

Peavy had high expectations entering this season but caught just five passes for 55 yards in the Badgers' first five games. Chryst said he does not believe Peavy's injury will keep him out long.

Offensive guards Jon Dietzen (right leg) and Micah Kapoi (right arm) both remain questionable for Saturday's game, as does running back Chris James (left leg) and kickoff specialist P.J. Rosowski (right leg).

Running back Taiwan Deal (right leg) and safety Patrick Johnson (right arm) are both listed as out and are not expected to play against Purdue.