Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement is expected to miss this weekend’s game against Northwestern as he continues to recover from sports hernia surgery. Jeff Potrykus of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported the development.
Badgers running backs coach John Settle offered more on Clement’s recovery.
“He rode the bike,” Settle said after practice Tuesday when asked if Clement got any work. “It’s going to be like it has been all year — day-to-day. He’s just not ready.”
Thus continues the lost season for Clement, who entered this season as the heir apparent to Wisconsin running backs legend Melvin Gordon III. The former four-star recruit from the Philadelphia area has been limited to two games this season, the season opener against Alabama and the Halloween game against Rutgers, in which Clement rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns.
Given how Wisconsin is coming off a bye week and Clement couldn’t get in any work, this can’t be good.
On the season, he has 131 yards and three scores.
Even with Clement on the shelf, however, Wisconsin has gone 8-2 (5-1 Big Ten) on the year and qualified for a bowl game in the first season under coach Paul Chryst.
That said, stay tuned to Campus Sports for updates regarding Clement’s status for the remainder of the season and perhaps beyond.
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