Nelson, who started eight games last season and the USF game, updated his status late Saturday night on Twitter.
Jeremiah 29:11❤️ On, Wisconsin🦡 pic.twitter.com/4SyI2U8l6O— Scotty Nelson (@_scottnelson) September 8, 2019
The redshirt sophomore had 41 tackles (3.5 for loss), an interception, a forced fumble and seven passes defended in 2018, missing four games with an injury. He had four tackles and a pass breakup in the USF game before suffering the leg injury in the third quarter.
"My plan is to be back on the field and better than ever when we kick off in 2020," Nelson wrote on Twitter.