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Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Talks Hip Flexor Injury, Takes Responsibility For Not Playing Through It

Melvin Gordon put up big numbers in Saturday's game against LSU, rushing for 140 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, helping his Badgers get out to a big lead. In the second half, however, Gordon's carry load shrunk, as did Wisconsin's lead, and the Tigers shut out the Badgers in the fourth quarter and won the game late. There has been a lot of confusion as to the reason why Gordon was so limited late in the game. Previously, head coach Gary Andersen said that he didn't know why Gordon wasn't in, while Gordon insisted that he was ready to go. Today, Gordon has clarified what happened, saying that he had a hip flexor injury, but should have been more assertive about getting back into the game.

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Gordon also compared himself to the other star running backs who put up huge stat lines in their week one games, and is disappointed in his efforts.

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While its hard to judge how a player should play with an injury, logic says that Wisconsin would have had a better chance to hang on to its lead against LSU. Don't expect Gordon to leave a game for any minor injuries from here on out.