The article, citing an unnamed source, reported Stocco's throwing arm has been in a sling since at least Sunday.
Stocco injured his right shoulder in last weekend's game against Penn State, forcing him to sit out the last two series of the 13-3 victory.
Junior backup Tyler Donovan relieved him, completing one pass on one attempt for two yards, and is expected to make his first collegiate start Saturday in Stocco's place.
While Donovan hasn't played a great deal during his Badger career — seeing action in only 11 games the last three years — head coach Bret Bielema is confident in the backup quarterback.
"He understands," Bielema said at his Monday press conference. "He signals every play in. He goes through the course of the week as a starter from the sidelines and then gets his certain opportunities with it, too."