Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave has been shut down indefinitely, but not because of physical issues as first announced by the school.

On Tuesday morning, Wisconsin officials announced Stave would be sidelined indefinitely because of persistent issues with his right shoulder.

On Tuesday night, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen and Stave clarified their comments that the redshirt junior had no physical issues, but he remains out because his recent performances in practice have been subpar.

Stave, who started 19 games the past two seasons, told reporters after Tuesday's practice that his right shoulder is structurally fine and he feels no pain when throwing the ball, but he hasn't been comfortable with his throws for several weeks.

"Structurally everything is good in my shoulder," Stave said. "I've just got to ... right now my arm is just not working the way I'd like it to, I guess. I don't know what it is. ... I've thrown how many thousands of balls in my life. I know when it hurts and when it doesn't. It just isn't right."

In his first statement issued Tuesday, Andersen said Stave would miss time because of injury. The statement said Stave had been dealing with "some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks," and after consulting with Stave, they had decided "the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest."

"It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team," Anderson added. "We will continue to monitor his progress, but we're not putting a timetable on his return at this time."

Stave injured his shoulder in the Capital One Bowl in January and missed spring practice before returning to compete for the starting job during preseason camp.

On Tuesday night, Andersen said he shouldn't have cited an "injury" in the news release.

"Is he injured? No," Andersen said. "Is he ready to play right now? No."

Stave continues to participate in practice but is not part of the game-planning process.

Tanner McEvoy started at quarterback for Wisconsin and played all of Saturday's 28-24 loss to No. 13 LSU in Houston. Although Stave was on the sideline, sophomore Bart Houston served as the team's backup quarterback for the game, Andersen said.

Stave is 13-6 as Wisconsin's starter and ranks 10th on the school's all-time passing list with 3,598 career yards.

Wisconsin (0-1) hosts Western Illinois (1-0) on Saturday.