MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Chris Chambers, No. 9 Wisconsin's leading receiver last season, began catching passes again Monday after injuring his hand in the team's season opener.

Chambers broke a bone in his hand in the first half against Murray State and sat out last week's game against Ball State.

``He'll probably want to see how that bone feels or how his hand feels after he catches the ball,'' coach Barry Alvarez said.

Chambers, a junior who caught 28 passes and averaged 20.1 yards per reception last season, had been doing drill work and conditioning while waiting for the injury to heal, Alvarez said.

Chambers likely could play against Cincinnati on Saturday in Wisconsin's first road game and final warmup before the Big Ten home opener against No. 6 Michigan.

Chambers caught four passes for 34 yards against Murray State. Punt returner Nick Davis stepped in at split end for Chambers in the game against Ball State, catching four passes for 91 yards.