Wisconsin's Caputo returns to practice, not cleared to play

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo has returned to practice, though his status for the Badgers' home opener on Saturday remains in question while he goes through a concussion protocol.

Caputo was hurt on the third play of the 35-17 loss to Alabama last Saturday 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.

He wore a ''no contact'' jersey at practice on Wednesday evening. Speaking about his injury for the first time, Caputo said he intended to play in the opener at Camp Randall Stadium against Miami (Ohio).

Caputo was still being evaluated, though coordinator Dave Aranda sounded optimistic that his defensive captain would be available.