Wisconsin running back Corey Clement will be sidelined for the next several weeks while recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia.
And while the star ball-carrier is out, the Badgers are going to some pretty interesting lengths to ensure the best recovery for the junior.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus reports that Clement is traveling to Munich, Germany, to get treatment from a surgeon who specializes in this type of injury.
From Potrykus' report:
According to sources, Clement was scheduled to travel Tuesday to Munich, Germany, for treatment from a surgeon who specializes in the injury.
Ulrike Muschawek is the chief surgeon and founder of the Hernia Center in Munich, the largest European facility that specializes in hernias of the abdominal wall and groin area.
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Wisconsin announced last week that Clement would miss four to six weeks while recovering from the injury, though Clement also told reporters that how the team is performing would have an impact on whether he returns late in the season or possibly sits the rest of the year and takes a redshirt.
The Badgers are 3-1, responding to a season-opening loss to Alabama with blowout wins over Miami (Ohio), Troy and Hawaii.
While Wisconsin got off to a poor start rushing the ball — Clement had just eight carries vs. Alabama and missed the next two games before his lengthy absence was announced — but redshirt freshman running back Taiwan Deal had a huge game against Hawaii, sparking some faith in the run game with a 147-yard, two-touchdown performance.