By TOM LEA
MADISON – Based on the way he has played through Wisconsin’s opening five games, one probably would say junior linebacker Chris Borland is firing on all cylinders.
He leads the team with three sacks and two fumble recoveries, has logged the second most tackles (43) of anybody on the defense and has forced a fumble.
But when asked whether he’s playing his best football, Borland had an interesting answer.
“Not yet,” he said. “I haven’t been fully healthy for very many snaps this year. Once that gets better…I think I’m seeing things very well, though.”
Borland suffered what appeared to be a knee injury during UW’s 16-14 win over Utah State in week three. He has been spotted wearing a brace on his right knee following practices and admitted it’s been a bit of a lingering problem throughout the past few games.
“My knee has been a little sore the last couple of weeks,” he said. “That’s been the main thing. It’s kind of been frustrating, but it’s week six so that’s part of the grind. It’s not seriously affecting me. Like I said, most guys are dealing with something like that at that point in the season.
“I knew I going to play (last) Saturday.”
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