(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon walked the sideline with his typical gait, as if he were taking a breather following another long touchdown.
The Big Ten's leading rusher looked this week like he was over an apparent left knee injury that came from a hit last week against Ohio State, and that he'd be ready to play this weekend if the Badgers had a game.
''It looked pretty bad, let's just say that,'' Gordon said.
Trainers worked on him and he was back up and around soon enough, raring to get back into the game.
''But they wanted to hold me out to see if everything was OK. It is,'' Gordon said.
The Badgers' bye week comes at an opportune time for Gordon.
''I'm feeling pretty good,'' he said. ''I'm completely fine. Got lucky, dodged a bullet.''
Wisconsin fans can breathe easy. Gordon (139.6 yards per game) plans to rejoin James White on Oct. 12 against Northwestern to reunite the Badgers' one-two backfield punch.