Sports software services learned that on Monday, Gary Andersen shed more light on Melvin Gordon’s condition, as the head coach said that Wisconsin’s top RB suffered a hip flexor when his team took on LSU.
“Melvin had a bit of a hip flexor,” the coach said. “We were trying to be smart with him as the rest of the game went on.”
After the Badgers’ game, sports software services saw that there were conflicting comments made by both the coach and the running back – many fans didn’t know what to think when Gordon said that in the second half he could have played more as the team lost their big lead, and Andersen turned the player’s health into one of the big stories. Apparently, now both can agree, As Gordon seems to understand the decision made by the coach, and Andersen confirmed that an injury took place.
“My hip injury happened on the last run before halftime,” the player said. “I was ready to go, but they were looking out for what’s best for me.”
On Saturday, Wisconsin will do everything in their power to make a proper comeback when they face Western Illinois in the home opener, in a match that is eagerly anticipated by fans everywhere. Many experts believe that in that game, the player won’t be needed during the fourth quarter, but on Monday the running back said that he is “healthy and ready to roll.” The Badgers’ fans believe that very well could be ready, but know that the team should still be very careful when it comes to their top running back.
The coach also said that Tanner McEvoy will be starting at quarterback for the second week in a row, even though he stressed that both Joel Stave and McEvoy have chances to play in the game.
The Badgers’ fans don’t know what could have happened in the game if Gordon kept playing, but they do know that his health comes first, so the coach just might have made the right decision to pull the player out – even though the team ended up losing the game.