An unlucky season for Wisconsin running back Corey Clement turned downright scary earlier this week.
The Badgers sent out a release Thursday afternoon announcing that Clement received a cut on his hand after he was assaulted early Sunday morning.
According to the school, Clement was returning to his off-campus residence early Sunday morning and witnessed an argument between a security guard and a group of people. Clement then became engaged in the argument, and the group assaulted both Clement and the security guard.
Clement attended practice Wednesday but did not participate, which was planned as Clement continues to recover from the sports hernia that required surgery earlier this season.
It's a frightening occurrence for anyone to be involved in, for sure, and it's just the latest physical setback for Clement, who entered his junior season expected to be one of the Big Ten's best running backs.
Clement played sparingly in Wisconsin's season-opening loss to Alabama, receiving just eight carries as he was bothered by an injury. After sitting out a couple more games, the team announced Clement had a sports hernia, and he had surgery to repair the injury shortly thereafter.
Clement missed the next five games while recovering but returned to the field against Rutgers, turning in a huge performance: 115 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries.
But Clement admitted he was not yet at 100 percent, and he didn't even travel for the Badgers' most recent game, a win over Maryland.
In two seasons serving as a backup to Melvin Gordon, Clement turned in big numbers on limited carries. In 2013, he gained 547 yards and scored seven touchdowns on 67 carries. Last season, he gained 949 yards and scored nine touchdowns on 147 carries.