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Wisconsin's Michael Caputo cleared to play in home opener

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 10, 2015 at 9:11 p.m.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo has been cleared to play in the home opener Saturday after going through a concussion protocol.

Badgers coach Paul Chryst said after practice Thursday that he expected the defensive captain to be available against Miami of Ohio.

Caputo was hurt on the third play in a 35-17 loss to Alabama last week while trying to tackle running back Derrick Henry. Caputo was so woozy that he initially lined up on Alabama's side of the field for the next play before trainers came out to get him.

Caputo led Wisconsin last season with 106 tackles.

Chryst also said that top running back Corey Clement would be a game-time decision. Clement is still slowed by a groin injury.

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