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Penney grins and bears injuries; UW star guard has had little trouble 'moving on'
At one point Thursday in the Badgers' 80-67 victory over
"Every now and then you might get a little ding, but it's a matter of bouncing back and staying fresh and moving on," he said.
Penney's statistics show he has done just that.
He made three of eight shots against
"Once the adrenaline starts rushing and you're playing and you're focusing on the game, that's all you're thinking about," he said.
Penney's health at this stage of the season is vital for the Badgers (8-2). They play their final non-conference game of the season today at the
Earlier this week, coach Bo Ryan got a kick out of the attention paid to Penney's health.
"I played in a time when there were no trainers, sprained my ankle probably about 20 times and was practicing in 10 minutes," the 55-year-old coach said. "There have been a lot of guys who have played well with injuries or had good games. I've seen guys that were 100% healthy stink the gym up."