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Mike Bruesewitz out 4-6 weeks after a grisly leg injury

Oct 10, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

Syracuse Orange's Triche loses the ball against Wisconsin Badgers' Bruesewitz during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

If you’re squeamish, you might want to stop reading right now.

Because while we don’t have a picture of the gash suffered by Wisconsin senior starter, reading the upcoming blockquote is pretty gnarly.

According to a source, Bruesewitz ran into a sharp edge of a weight on the back the basket support.

The resulting cut sounds like something straight out of a horror movie:

The laceration was at least 12 inches long and extended from his knee to his ankle. It was deep enough that Bruesewitz’s bone was exposed, resulting in a horrifying scene for his teammates.

So Bruesewitz basically has his lower leg ripped open down to the bone from his knee to his ankle. He needed surgery to fix a “laceration”. And he’ll only miss four-to-six weeks? It’s gotta be the power of The Ginger.

Losing a senior starter hurts regardless of when it happens, but if an injury is going to happen and a player is going to miss a month of action, now is the best time for it. Bruesewitz will be healthy for league play, and there’s a chance he could be back for both the Nov. 14th trip to Florida and a Nov. 28th date with Creighton.

If he does miss time, don’t be surprised if talented freshman Sam Dekker sees a bigger role.

It’s fitting that Bruesewitz got injured diving for a loose ball out of bounds, isn’t it?