After Batting Injuries, Badgers WR Hammond Ready to Step Up

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After Batting Injuries, Badgers WR Hammond Ready to Step Up
Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Chase Hammond has memorized the date: "That would be my junior year," Wisconsin's redshirt sophomore wide receiver said without hesitation. "Aug. 22, 2008." That was the day Hammond, then a junior at Boardman (Ohio) High School, shattered his right ankle in the second game of the season. Doctors told him football might not be an option. "I was on crutches for three months," Hammond said, "had six screws and a plate put in."

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