DeCremer's career likely over at Wisconsin

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

I apologize for not posting this sooner -- a little busy today -- but Wisconsin sophomore defensive end Kirk DeCremer likely won't play again because of lingering back problems, coach Bret Bielema announced after Saturday's game against Akron.

DeCremer, who had back surgery during the offseason and missed part of the preseason, led the Badgers with 5.5 sacks last season. This is obviously devastating news for a promising, young defensive lineman, and Wisconsin will miss DeCremer's presence up front.