Wisconsin received a bit of good news Wednesday.
Two injured defenders returned to the practice field after missing time during fall camp. The two players are cornerback Faion Hicks and defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk. Both played last season and are expected to contribute regularly in 2019.
Hicks recorded 35 tackles, an interception, and three passes defended as a freshman in 2018. Lourdermilk posted 15 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack while missing time due to injury last year. He was recently named to the Ted Hendricks Award watch list.
It remains to be seen what their status will be for Week 1, but at least the two are back on the practice field. Jeff Potrykus with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shared the news:
Two #Badgers injury updates: Isaiahh Loudermilk and Faion Hicks back at practice.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) August 21, 2019