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Wisconsin Badgers news: Corey Clement update, Troy Fumagalli injured, another position change

The star running back participated in practice, and another position change takes place for a young Badger.

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The No. 21 Wisconsin Badgers have leaned on running backs Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal for the first three games of the season with junior Corey Clement limited and sidelined with a left groin injury suffered before the Alabama game. The duo have combined for 341 yards through three games in Clement's absence, and may still be relied upon for the bulk of the carries Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium against Hawaii.

It appears Clement, the stud running back who came within 51 yards of a 1,000 last season behind current San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordonpracticed in half pads and participated in individual work according to's Ben Worgull and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus. His availability for the game is still uncertain and to be determined, as was stated by Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst yesterday.

Hawaii's defense is 93rd nationally against the run, giving up over 188 yards per game. The offensive line, which appears to include redshirt freshman right guard -- and Hawaiian native -- Micah Kapoi on the first team, took another step forward with 199 yards rushing against Troy.

Fumagalli status up in air, Caleb Kinlaw position change

While redshirt senior tight end Austin Traylor has become a prime target in the Badgers' passing game with six receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns in three games, redshirt sophomore Troy Fumagalli has fought some injuries. Per Potrykus and ESPN Wisconsin's Zach Heilprin, it appears a thumb injury kept the talented tight end out of practice Tuesday - with his status up in the air against the Warriors.

There have been position changes since the start of camp for the Badgers, most recently with former inside linebacker, Alec Ingold moving to running back. Now, it appears redshirt freshman Caleb Kinlaw's switching from the offensive backfield to the defensive backfield, according to 247Sports' Evan Flood and The Daily Cardinal/'s Jack Baer.

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