Wisconsin RB Gets Significant Health Update

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Wisconsin running back Chez Mellusi might make his return to the field this weekend.

The talented running back and former Clemson player hasn’t played since early October due to a wrist injury, but it looks like he’s trending up.

Interim head coach Jim Leonhard told the media Tuesday he’s hopeful Mellusi will return against the Cornhuskers.

Chez Mellusi will help the Badgers add some more offensive firepower.

When Mellusi arrived in Madison last season, he was expected to be the next great Wisconsin running back.

However, thanks to getting banged up and the ascension of Braelon Allen, Mellusi was relegated to a secondary role.

Chez Mellusi might return against Nebraska. The Wisconsin RB hasn’t played since early October. He’s been dealing with a wrist injury. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

Last season, he rushed for 815 yards and five touchdowns before getting hurt towards the end of the season. There’s no doubt Mellusi is a talented football player when healthy.

Given how bad the offense looked against Iowa and the fact Braelon Allen is being asked to carry a heavy load, the sooner Mellusi can return, the better.

Wisconsin RB Chez Mellusi will possibly return Saturday against Nebraska. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He’s had a disappointing year, and once again, got hurt. However, if he’s able to get on the field and play, he will provide a boost. That’s exactly what fans want to see happen.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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