Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky has been cleared to return to practice and is expected to play Thursday vs. Nebraska.
Kaminsky missed Sunday's loss to Rutgers, Wisconsin's second of the season and first in Big Ten play. He sustained a blow to the head last Wednesday against Purdue, and missed practice last Friday and Saturday while being treated for concussion-like symptoms.
The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year selection, Kaminsky is leading Wisconsin in scoring (16.9 points per game) and rebounds (8.2 per game).
Kaminsky's concussion came one game before Wisconsin lost point guard Traevon Jackson to a right foot injury vs. Rutgers. Jackson will undergo surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out six weeks. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported that Jackson's foot was broken.
Jackson sustained the injury in the second half of Sunday's loss, leaving Wisconsin shorthanded without its starting point guard and center.
The Badgers (15-2), who fell three spots to No. 7 in the AP poll following Sunday's loss, will host Nebraska (10-6) Thursday in Madison.
- Mike Fiammetta