No. 22 Wisconsin will need to get its running game going without tailback Corey Clement.
Coach Paul Chryst said Thursday that the junior would miss four to six weeks to have sports hernia surgery. Clement missed the past two games and played sparingly in the season opener against Alabama after hurting his groin in practice.
"Bummed. I've got to get the surgery and do what it takes to get back on the field," Clement said Thursday at Camp Randall Stadium after an ultrasound the day before showed two hernias.
Clement said he would consider taking a redshirt year.
Clement was the backup to Heisman Trophy runner-up Melvin Gordon last year and ran for 969 yards and nine touchdowns.
• Miami Hurricanes linebacker Marques Gayot is out of the hospital. The sophomore collided with a teammate during the Hurricanes' Wednesday workout and was airlifted to a trauma center after hurting his neck.
• Florida State running back Mario Pender has been hospitalized since Tuesday because of a collapsed lung that he suffered during practice. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Pender could be released Thursday night and possibly play Oct. 3 at Wake Forest. In three games, Pender has 140 yards on 30 carries and a touchdown.
• University of Texas regents have approved a financial settlement with former athletic director Steve Patterson. He resigned under pressure on Sept. 15 after fewer than two years on the job. Patterson had a guaranteed contract through 2019 worth at least $1.4 million per year. The settlement is expected to be worth less than that.
• The Big 12 Conference issued a public reprimand against Baylor assistant coach Jeff Lebby for being on the Tulsa sideline during its game at Oklahoma last Saturday. The league has also accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalty against Lebby, who will be suspended for the first half when the fifth-ranked Bears host 15th-ranked Oklahoma on Nov. 14. An NCAA rule prohibits in-person scouting of a future opponent.