Melvin Gordon Injury: Updates on Wisconsin RB's Knee, Likely Return Date
Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was forced out of Saturday night's game against No. 4 Ohio State in the second half after suffering an apparent leg injury, according to Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo via Twitter.
Melvin Gordon stayed down after that tackle. Training staff attending to him. Walking off slowly with help. Maybe left leg.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 29, 2013
UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 28
From Wisconsin State Journal's Rob Hernandez:
ABC reporting that Jordan Fredrick is out with a head injury. Melvin Gordon has ice on the knee and his return is doubtful.— Rob Hernandez (@RobHernandezWSJ) September 29, 2013
According to ABC via The Wisconsin State Journal's Rob Hernandez, Gordon was having his left leg evaluated and was uncertain to return to the game:
ABC saying they are "still evaluating" the left leg of Melvin Gordon and return is not certain. Jordan Frederick is questionable too— Rob Hernandez (@RobHernandezWSJ) September 29, 2013
While it's unknown how serious the injury is and how long it could sideline the sophomore back, losing Gordon for any length of time will be devastating for the Badgers moving forward. The dynamic playmaker is Wisconsin's leading rusher in 2013 and led the team with 74 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's game against Ohio State.
The 6'1", 203-pound back was averaging nearly 12 yards per carry coming into this weekend's clash with the Buckeyes and had seven touchdowns to go along with 624 yards rushing.
Senior James White is a quality backup, but it's safe to say that the Badgers' No. 3-ranked rushing attack won't be the same if Gordon can't return at a 100 percent soon.
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