Football: Burrell set to replace injured Nelson

first_imgFollowing a significant leg injury sustained against the University of South Florida, Scott Nelson will be out for the remainder of the 2019 football season.It is not yet clear the exact injury suffered by Nelson, but he did confirm his absence for the rest of the season on Twitter following the Central Michigan game.Prior to this season-ender, Nelson looked to be a developing talent for a secondary who desperately needed to build experience coming into this season.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…Nelson served as one of the few consistent faces for the Badger secondary last season as he started eight total games and played as a non-starter in one other.Even as Nelson went on to have a great season in 2018 with 41 total tackles recorded, he struggled to stay healthy throughout the year. Nelson failed to play in games against Illinois, Northwestern, Rutgers and Purdue due to injury.Every Badger fan hopes this is not history repeating itself with the loss of Nelson early in the season. In 2018, injuries were anything but few and far between for defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard’s last line of defense.Football: For Wisconsin secondary, motto has been “next man up”The Wisconsin defensive backfield has been decimated by injuries so far this season, but that has not been a concern Read…Nelson got off to a quick start in the season even as he suffered an injury in their opening game. Even during the limited time that he played against USF, Nelson managed to acquire four solo tackles as well as a pass break-up.Prior to the release of the tweet stating Nelson would not be returning for the rest of the season, Eric Burrell went to work as his replacement against Central Michigan.Burrell certainly has large shoes to fill following the season-long departure of Nelson. But in early games this season he has begun to prove his mettle as much as possible given his allotted playing time up to this point.In the short amount of time Burrell played against USF and Central Michigan, he already managed to record three solo tackles as well as an interception against USF.Football: Five takeaways from week one of Badger FootballThe Wisconsin Badgers started their season Friday night with a statement 49–0 victory against South Florida. In peak Floridian conditions, Read…Nelson will certainly be missed throughout the season as the Badgers are set to face off against higher powered offenses in the near future.Despite this, as long as there is no repeat of last season in which multiple injuries are suffered in succession, Burrell could serve as a fine replacement for Nelson.last_img read more

WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio vs Gran Metalik Match Overview

first_img 1 year ago CM Punk recalls John Cena rivalry, says ‘enjoyed working with him’ Written By 1 year ago Ahead Of WWE Summerslam 2019, here are the five most memorable moments of the extravaganza LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Batista snubbed: WWE leaves him out of Smackdown tribute video First Published: 9th September, 2019 12:40 IST COMMENT 1 year ago Ric Flair-less, loses followers after crossing Becky Lynch’s pathcenter_img WE RECOMMEND WWE RAW on Monday night will see three-time World Champion and ‘Future Hall-of-Famer’ Rey Mysterio return to the ring. Mysterio will be in the ring up against Gran Metalik of the ‘Lucha House Party’ stable from 205 Live. Rey Mysterio was taken out by a shoulder injury that occured when a bitter Samoa Joe reportedly beat him up after their match at Money In The Bank. Mysterio relinquished his US Title to Samoa Joe on the 3rd June edition of RAW earlier this year.Coming Back For The US Title?Before the setback of the shoulder injury, the WWE RAW’s biggest underdog became the United States Champion at the 2019 Money In The Bank that took place in May 2019. The win was extremely controversial as both of Samoa Joe’s shoulders were not pinned when the referee proceeded to make the three count that handed Mysterio the belt. Joe, who wasn’t happy with the result, then reportedly proceeded to attack Mysterio in front of his son, Dominick, who was celebrating his father’s win. Mysterio sustained a shoulder injury from the attack which became the cause of his hiatus from the WWE for the last three months.Before taking time off from the WWE, Mysterio did the “honourable thing” and gave up the US Championship to Samoa who he felt was deserving of the belt. The interaction didn’t end amicably as Samoa Joe proceeded to beat up an injured Mysterio, which many consider furthered his injury. The question on every fan’s mind is Joe reacts when Mysterio returns to the ring. Will Rey Mysterio feud with Samoa Joe or will the Master of the 619 go after A.J. Styles and the US Championship which currently rests on his shoulder? WWE Monday: Here’s What To Expect The WWE RAW match today is being seen as the perfect high-profile comeback to the ring. What makes the comeback even more thrilling is the fact that his opponent Gran Metallik is a fellow-countryman. The match, which will be before the Madison Square Garden audience, is slated to have high-stakes given the fact that Mysterio was rumoured to retire until a few weeks ago and would need the much-needed win. On the other hand, for Metallik, the match is being seen as a big opportunity to finally shine as a singles star. READ: Batista snubbed: WWE leaves him out of Smackdown tribute videoREAD: Independence Day wishes come in for India from the WWE; John Cena, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins join inDominic’s InvolvementIt will also be interesting to see if Mysterio’s son, Dominic, is more involved with the WWE as his father returns to the ring. Dominic, 22, is no stranger to the WWE as he has been seen on-screen multiple times along with his father. Dominic was even the center of a 2005 feud between the late Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio when Guerrero claimed that he was Dominic’s biological father and demanded custody. Dominic has been more and more involved with the WWE recently with Mysterio even sharing videos of him training in the ring.  Before becoming a full-fledged member of the roster, it is considered that Dominic may get more integrated with other superstars through his father’s feuds and friendships– inside and outside the ring.What are you most excited about in tonight’s RAW? Let us know in the comments.READ: Seth Rollins slays ‘The Beast’ again, fans jubilant as he wins his second WWE Universal ChampionshipREAD: John Cena has a special message for the WWE family ahead of Summerslam 2019. Here’s what he said WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US 1 year ago Ahead of WWE’s Summerslam 2019, here are 3 bizarre moments from the extravaganza that should never have happened Last Updated: 9th September, 2019 15:48 IST WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio Vs Gran Metalik Match Overview Tonight’s WWE RAW match will see Rey Mysterio back in the ring after a shoulder injury. Mysterio will be up against Gran Metalik who is looking to prove himself Mrigank Pandey last_img read more