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Badger QB Joel Stave working through throwing issues

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Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave isn't hurt, after all. But he's still out of the quarterback mix - for now - for the 18th-ranked Badgers as he works through throwing issues.

Coach Gary Andersen and Stave spoke to reporters Tuesday evening to clarify a statement earlier in the day that an injury was sidelining Stave indefinitely.

Andersen says "injury" wasn't the right word. Stave says there is nothing physically wrong, but that he's noticed the past week that he's not throwing the ball the way he'd like to.

So last year's starter isn't taking part in all game preparations for now. He is throwing and taking part in individual practices.

What hasn't changed is that Tanner McEvoy is the unquestioned starter. He beat out Stave in training camp for the job.

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Quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with an injured right shoulder, leaving Tanner McEvoy as the unquestioned starter for No. 18 Wisconsin. Coach Gary Andersen said Tuesday Stave needs to rest. He has been dealing with the injury for a couple of weeks, and there is no timetable for his return. Stave was the starter in 2013, when Wisconsin finished 9-4. He had an inconsistent season and hurt his right shoulder in the Capital One Bowl in January. The injury limited Stave during spring drills, and he lost the starting job to McEvoy after a preseason competition. In a season-opening loss last week to LSU, McEvoy ran for 40 yards, but was 8-of-24 passing for 50 yards and two interceptions.
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