MADISON -- Wisconsin Badgers head coach Paul Chryst confirmed Thursday that safety and team captain Michael Caputo cleared concussion protocol, with all signs indicating he'll return to the field on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium against Miami (Ohio).
The message was short, sweet and to the point.
"Mike's good, he's really good," Chryst said of Caputo's status.
On Wednesday, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda announced that he expected Caputo to play against the RedHawks. The redshirt senior left Wisconsin's game against Alabama on Sept. 5 after suffering a head injury on the third play of the game.
Chryst also announced junior running back Corey Clement will be a gametime decision on Saturday after he goes through warm-ups.
During the Badgers' 35-17 loss, Clement was limited due to a "tweak" of a left groin injury suffered the Tuesday prior to the match-up with the Tide. The junior missed most of the second half, giving way to redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale and redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal -- who combined for only 23 yards on nine carries against a stout, elite Alabama defense.
As the Badgers go from one of the top teams in the nation to one of the lowest-ranked, Chryst has his team focused on their own play.
"I told it to them last week, I'll tell them this week," Chryst said. "Every game we play, it's about us and what we do and how we handle what the opponent gives."