Wisconsin will have to play Saturday’s game against Georgia State without starting running back Corey Clement.
Clement sustained an ankle injury in Wisconsin’s Week 2’s win vs. Akron and has been limited this week during practice. While there was hope he would play, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy has officially reported to the contrary.
Wisconsin RB Corey Clement (ankle) will not play today vs. Georgia State
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 17, 2016
In all, this is a wise move. Clement knows first-hand what it’s like to be hampered by an injury and what can happen if it’s not taken care of right away. He missed most of last season with a sports hernia injury.
Plus, the Badgers can probably afford to go without Clement on Saturday, having opened up as a 34.5-point favorite against the Panthers. In the long term, Wisconsin will need Clement. After Georgia State, Wisconsin gets Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa in consecutive games.
Clement was the team’s leading rusher with 179 yards and three touchdowns through two games.
Source: CBS Sports / Wisconsin RB Corey Clement out with ankle injury vs. Georgia State