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Hip Flexor the Issue for Melvin Gordon in Wisconsin’s Loss to LSU (Video)

A day and a half after the Wisconsin Badgers lost to the LSU Tigers 28-24, we finally have an answer as to why star running back Melvin Gordon was very limited in the second half of the game.

In a press conference held Monday in Madison, Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told the media Gordon was slowed down by a hip flexor. It apparently happened on Gordon’s last run before halftime and the reason why he was caught from behind on his 63 yard run to open the second half that led to a Corey Clement touchdown.

This would also explain as to why we saw a heavy dose of Clement and Gordon was left on the sidelines.

Gordon still claims he was not hurt that badly and said he felt good on that long run.

But the Heisman Trophy hopeful knows that he should have been more vocal and told the coaches he wanted back in the game.

All systems are a go for Gordon in this weekend’s home opener against Western Illinois.

Personally I don’t recall seeing Gordon get hurt or ESPN mentioning that he was hurt other than the fact they speculated that was the reason as to why he was not in there. Regarding his long run, I’m not sure it was the hip flexor that slowed him down. He looked good on the run and seemed fine. I just figured it was a long run, he’s been running hard all game and the player who ran him down had the fresher legs at that point.

As long as Andersen and staff believe that Gordon is 100 percent, I would have no worries. And if things go as they should, I don’t expect to see much of the starters on Saturday.

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