Wisconsin’s defensive leader will be back in action.

Safety Michael Caputo, who left in the first series of Saturday’s opener against Alabama with a head injury, will play in Saturday’s game against Miami (OH).

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the news on Wednesday.

Caputo was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the rest of the night after walking to the wrong huddle. He was still active on the sideline and even got the grease board out to help coach the defense.

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said that the senior was going through concussion protocol on Monday. The clearance doesn’t not guarantee that Caputo will be at 100 percent, just that he passed the early week test.

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda provided some insight as to what went wrong for the Badgers’ top tackler.

The Badgers are third in the country in total defense since Caputo took over as a starter two years ago.

The 35-17 loss to No. 3 Alabama dropped the Badgers to No. 24 in the Coaches’ Poll and dropped them out of the Associated Press rankings.

They’ll look to get Chryst his first victory as head coach when Miami (OH) comes to Madison on Saturday.