Badgers starting PG to miss season with torn ACL

by Andrew Krammer

The No. 23-ranked Wisconsin men's basketball team will start its 2012-13 season without two of its projected starters. 

Josh Gasser, recently named the Badgers' starting point guard by coach Bo Ryan, will miss the season after tearing his left ACL in Saturday's practice.

The junior guard will redshirt the season and still have two years of eligibility left. Gasser was picked to replace recent graduate Jordan Taylor, who averaged 15 points and four assists last season. 

Wisconsin is also without senior forward Mike Bruesewitz. The St. Paul, Minn., native is out four to six weeks after suffering a laceration to his lower leg during a practice earlier this month in which he needed 50 stitches.