Wisconsin RB reportedly sustained potential long-term injury in win over Northwestern
Wisconsin could be without one of its running back pieces for a while.
According to Jeff Potrykus with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, running back Chez Mellusi sustained an injury in the win over Northwestern. Potrykus reported it as an “apparent serious injury” for Mellusi.
It appears to be a problem with Mellusi’s arm following an awkward landing. According to Potrykus, Mellusi could potentially miss extended time or the rest of the season.
Don’t know all details yet but can confirm — not sure if it is out there — that #Badgers TB Chez Mellusi suffered an apparent serious injury late vs. Cats. Came with 8:26 left, on final carry. Landed awkwardly on his arm. Could be out long time/rest of season.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) October 10, 2022
We will have to see what Jim Leonhard says about Mellusi’s status when he addresses the media this week. Though Braelon Allen is the top back for the Badgers, Mellusi has rushed for 223 yards and a touchdown on 56 carries.
Mellusi appeared in 9 games during the 2021 season before a lower-body season-ending injury.