Football: Corey Clement to miss 4-6 weeks


first_imgCorey Clement’s supposed breakout season is going to wait at least another month to take off.University of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst announced Thursday afternoon that Clement will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. The junior running back is expected to be out for the next 4-6 weeks.“Corey has been dealing with some issues since the Alabama game,” Chryst said in a statement. “He has been undergoing treatment since that time and has seen some progress but not to the point our medical staff is satisfied. So after consultation with our medical staff, Corey has decided to have surgery.”For the last week, Clement had been targeting the Big Ten opener against Iowa on Oct. 3 for his return from a groin injury that hampered him in the beginning of the season.Even this week, coaches and teammates believed there was a chance he would play Saturday and expected him back for Iowa.Football: Clement to be evaluated Thursday, could possibly return SaturdayFor junior running back Corey Clement, there are still plenty of question marks surrounding his availability for Saturday’s matchup against Read…Chryst said he sympathizes with Clement and believes he will make a return at full health later this season.“I feel bad for Corey that this is impacting his season because I know how hard he works and how important this football team is to him,” Chryst said in the statement. “We are very confident that he will make a full recovery after the surgery and I know he will attack his rehab so he can get back on the field as soon as he can.”Clement, speaking to the media Thursday afternoon shortly after the announcement of the surgery, said he’s “at peace” with his decision.The pain started before the Alabama game, Clement said, but he felt like he had something to prove and withheld that information from his teammates and the coaching staff leading up to the game.It’s something he regrets now.“Me being so hard-headed, I just tried doing what I could do and show my teammates,” Clement said. “I should’ve been smart and played it safe and sat out and had the surgery way before this.”Clement said he’s not sure whether it’s been a sports hernia the entire time or whether it has developed recently, but he expressed relief that the medical staff has finally gotten to the root of the problem.The pain never got better every morning when he would wake up, Clement said, and he couldn’t kick it into his “fourth gear” and open up his strides.“That’s when I knew something was wrong,” he said.All of a sudden, redshirting becomes a real possibility to Clement, although those were never his intentions, he said. He’ll make that decision in the forthcoming weeks based on his rehab process and how the team is performing on the field.“If my team keeps winning out throughout the Big Ten, and I’m able to come back, then I think there will be a strong possibility I will come back,” Clement said. “Gotta be smart with that. If the chances are unlikely for us to get back to the Big Ten Championship [game], then I might have to tone it down.”As a third-stringer his freshman season behind James White and Melvin Gordon, Clement rushed for 547 yards on just 67 attempts, averaging 8.2 yards per carry.Last season, as a sophomore, Clement rushed for 949 yards and nine touchdowns behind Gordon’s Heisman campaign.In this season’s opener against Alabama, Clement carried the ball just eight times for 16 yards.The Badgers will go forward without Clement Saturday, Sept. 26, against Hawaii at 7 p.m. They’ll then have to play Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue and Illinois without Clement in the backfield. In worst case scenario based on the 4-6 week diagnosis, Clement will be sidelined until November with only games against Maryland, Northwestern and Minnesota remaining.last_img read more

Trojan athletes receive end-of-season awards


first_imgAs the dust settles on USC sports for the 2017-2018 year, student-athletes and coaches were selected for awards in their respective fields.Caryl Smith GilbertCaryl Smith Gilbert was named the Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Smith Gilbert, who just concluded her fifth season at USC, led the Trojans to their first Pac-12 Championship in over 20 years and their first outdoor title since 2001, edging out second-place Georgia, which won the men’s championship, and third-place Stanford. The Pac-12 Coach of the Year’s players won eight of the 21 events at the NCAA championship as well as setting numerous USC records throughout the year.Quincy WattsQuincy Watts was awarded the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Watts, who is in his fifth season on staff, is regarded as a Trojan legend himself, consistently ranked in the top 10 in the 400m during his time at USC. He also won a gold medal in the 1993 world championships. He was recognized this year for his work with Men’s Track Athlete of the Year Michael Norman, as well as for helping the team finish fourth at the NCAA championships.Kerrigan MillerSophomore Kerrigan Miller was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America third team. (Daily Trojan file photo).While the men’s and women’s track and field team stacked awards at the end of their season, the women’s lacrosse team also had a player recognized for her on-field performance. Kerrigan Miller, a sophomore from New York was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America third team this year. After being heralded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit for the 2016-2017 class, Miller has lived up to lofty expectations thus far in her first two seasons. After leading the Trojans with 31 turnovers forced and a selection on the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team in her first season, Miller improved by making the region’s First Team, and forced 40 turnovers, good for most on USC and in the Pac-12 Conference. Michael NormanMichael Norman, who just concluded his sophomore season, was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. After an injury freshman year that hampered his performance, the former National Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year exploded in his second season with USC. Like   Watts once did, Norman specialized in the 400m and with a time of 43.61 seconds. He now holds the collegiate record that was previously held by Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley. Norman was also a part of another record, this time in the 400m relay, where he teamed up with senior Ricky Morgan Jr., junior Rai Benjamin and freshman Zach Shinnick to post a blazing 2:59:00. Norman has since decided to forgo his eligibility and turn pro, although he will remain at USC to finish his undergraduate degree. Norman is also a semifinalist for the Bowerman, an honor awarded to the nation’s most outstanding track and field athlete. Along with fellow semifinalist Benjamin, Norman will look to become the first USC student-athlete to win the award.last_img read more

PKL 2019: Six teams that have qualified for the PKL playoffs


first_img LIVE TV Written By Aamra pouchhe gechhi! 🛣We are 📴 to the Playoffs! 🙌🏼🎉#AamarWarriors #JAIvKOL #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/EVeM4CyRJH— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) September 22, 2019 FOLLOW US Last Updated: 11th October, 2019 15:09 IST PKL 2019: Six Teams That Have Qualified For The PKL Playoffs Haryana Steelers, Dabang Delhi KC, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha, Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumba have qualified for the upcoming PKL 2019 playoffs starting on Oct 14. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Top six teams that qualified for the PKL 2019 playoffsPKL 2019 playoffs: Dabang Delhi KCDabang Delhi KC were the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Their performance has been consistent for the entire season. Currently, they are ranked second on the PKL 2019 points table with 82 points. Out of the 21 matches played, Dabang Delhi KC has won 15 matches and lost four matches. Dabang Delhi KC still have one league stage match with U Mumba left to go. PKL 2019 playoffs: Bengal Warriors Bengal Warriors secured their place in the PKL 2019 playoffs with their 41-40 victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers on September 22. They were the second team to qualify. They are currently ranked first with 83 points. In PKL 2019, they have won 14 matches, lost five matches and tied three matches.  Devika Pawar The PKL 2019 playoffs will begin on October 14 with the eliminators, as the top six teams battle it out to become the PKL champion. The semi-finals will take place on October 16, and final is scheduled on October 19. Dabang Delhi KC, Bengal Warriors, Haryana Steelers, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls and UP Yoddha are the six teams that have qualified for the PKL 2019 playoffs.  Also read | PKL 2019: U Mumba’s Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsPKL 2019 playoffs: UP YoddhaThis is the third year UP Yoddha have qualified for the playoffs. As per the current PKL standings, they are ranked fifth. Their number of wins is almost double the number of their losses. UP Yoddha has one final match with Bengaluru Bulls left before they enter the playoffs.Also read | UP Yoddha, PKL 2019: Road To Playoffs, Performances And ResultsPKL 2019 playoffs: Bengaluru BullsBulls qualified for the playoffs on October 2, after U Mumba. They are currently ranked sixth on the points table. Bengaluru Bulls have won 11 out of their 21 games. If Bengaluru win their match against UP, they might move up the points table. We have qualified for the playoffs! Beat @PatnaPirates 30-26#Mumboys #MeMumba #HowsTheJosh #VivoProKabaddi #MUMvPAT #UMumba pic.twitter.com/7ahNH0gcJx— U Mumba (@U_Mumba) October 2, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Also read | PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors’ Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsPKL 2019 playoffs: Haryana SteelersHaryana Steelers’ 38-37 victory against Gujarat Fortunegiants on September 30 qualified them for the PKL playoffs. Haryana are currently placed third on the points table with 71 points. The team has won 13 out of the 22 matches played. They lost their last league stage match against U Mumba on October 10.Also read | PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers’ Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsPKL 2019 playoffs: U MumbaOn October 2, U Mumba beat Patna Pirates 30-26 to qualify for the playoffs. After their last win on October 10, U Mumba moved up to the fourth spot on the PKL points table with 69 points. U Mumba has won 12 and lost eight out of the 21 matches played. Their game with Dabang Delhi KC on Friday will be their last league stage game before the playoffs. First Published: 11th October, 2019 15:09 ISTlast_img read more