Wisconsin QB Sorgi to miss at least one game

Updated: October 21, 2003, 9:39 AM ET

MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi will be sidelined for at least one game after undergoing knee surgery on Sunday, Badgers coach Barry Alverez announced.

Sorgi started last week's 26-23 loss to Purdue despite being knocked out of the Badgers' previous game against Ohio State when he was choked by Buckeyes linebacker Robert Reynolds in the third quarter.

But the senior also left in the third period against the Boilermakers after being tackled awkwardly. It was later determined he had been playing with a slight ligament tear.

Junior Matt Schabert will make his first career start Saturday against Northwestern. Schabert replaced Sorgi against Ohio State and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to Lee Evans late in the fourth quarter as the Badgers snapped the Buckeyes' 19-game winning streak with a 17-10 victory.

Sorgi could return for the Badgers' contest at Minnesota on November 8. Wisconsin has a bye next week.

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