Madison (WQOW) -- Baldwin-Woodville product Jake Keefer was expected to play big minutes this season in Wisconsin's new-look 3-4 defense. But an injury in last week's scrimmage will end his season before it could get started.
Keefer tells News 18's Stephen Kelley he will miss the next 4-6 months with a lateral meniscus tear. Keefer underwent successful surgery this past week. Keefer was set to be a redshirt sophomore this season, making the move from linebacker to defensive line. He gained nearly 40 pounds to prepare him for the season.
In a text message, Keefer wrote: "I have high spirits, and am on the road to recovery. I will do whatever I can to come back in better shape." He adds that he will work in rehab to get back in time for Wisconsin's potential bowl game.