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Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that sophomore RB Richie Worship will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Worship sustained the knee injury in practice on Wednesday. He won't play against Iowa on Saturday and will likewise sit in Purdue's regular-season finale against Indiana. The sophomore finishes the year having rushed for 257 yards (4.8 YPC) and three touchdowns.
Nov 18 - 3:46 PM

Purdue sopphomore RB Richie Worship (undisclosed) is questionable for Saturday's game against Iowa.

Worship (6'0/260) suffered the injury in Wednesday's practice. The sophomore mountain of a tailback has become a somewhat substantial portion of the offense in 2017, running for 257 yards and three scores. The depleted Boilermaker backfield will turn to DJ Knox for the majority of the touches against the Hawkeyes if Worship is unable to play.
Nov 16 - 9:47 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm announced that redshirt sophomore RB Tario Fuller (foot) will undergo ankle surgery next Monday.

In all likelihood, this news marks the end of Fuller's campaign. And what a strange season it was. Fuller (6'0/190) surprisingly emerged to win the starting running back job out of camp. He started the season as though shot out of a cannon, racking up 261 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries through three games. Unfortunately, he injured his foot against Missouri in Week 3 and that was that. D.J. Knox and Richie Worship will handle RB duties for now. Fuller presumably is the front-runner for the starting job next season if he makes a full recovery.
Nov 14 - 1:21 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB Elijah Sindelar completed 37-of-60 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 23-13 loss to Northwestern.

The Boilermakers were able to move the ball through the air against the Wildcats, but even with the 60 passing attempts by Sindelar and his gaudy 376 yards through the air, the offense largely proved incapable of actually landing in the end zone. Purdue HC Jeff Brohm played the quarterback juggling game with Sindelar and David Blough for much of the season, but with Blough ruled out for the remainder earlier this week, Sindelar will handle additional starts against Iowa and Indiana to close out the year.
Nov 11 - 11:52 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that senior LB T.J. McCollum (knee) is a 50-50 proposition for Saturday's game against Northwestern.

McCollum (6'3/240) has been sidelined for the past three contests due to the knee injury. We'll have a better idea of his availability for Saturday's date with Northwestern closer to kickoff. Prior to coming down injured in October, he had recorded 40 tackles for the season.
Nov 9 - 5:36 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB Elijah Sindelar will go forward as the undisputed starter with David Blough (leg) ruled out for the season.

This is a good news/bad news kind of thing. It's very bad news indeed that Blough is done for the year, but the good news is that Sindelar had been splitting time under center with Blough throughout this season, so now big schematic changes are necessary.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 6 - 4:06 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm confirmed that redshirt junior QB David Blough (ankle) will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Purdue's worst fears were realized here -- Blough dislocated his right ankle in Saturday's win against Illinois. Blough had been battling injuries all season, the reason he'd been sharing time with Elijah Sindelar. Fortunately, Blough should be fully healthy for summer camp. Unfortunately, Blough's six-month recovery timeline rules out participating in spring camp. Blough ends the season 102-of-157 for 1,103 yards and a 9/4 TD/INT ratio.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 6 - 1:08 PM

Purdue redshirt junior QB David Blough will likely miss the rest of the 2017 season after suffering a serious leg injury against Illinois.

Boilermaker coach Jeff Brohm didn't offer specifics, but did say that the leg injury appears to be serious enough that it'll keep Blough from playing the rest of the season. The junior signal-caller had just recently won the full-time job away from Elijah Sindelar, but the job will now to go Sindelar for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
Nov 4 - 5:52 PM

Purdue junior RB D.J. Knox carried 14 times for a game-high 85 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 29-10 victory against Illinois.

Knox opened the scoring with a 33-yard scoring scamper in the first quarter, as the Boilermakers inched closer to bowl eligibility. It was Purdue's fourth victory on the season with three games to play. The run game was a huge part of their success in this one, as Purdue outgained Illinois 209-80. Purdue used a run-heavy offense once redshirt junior QB David Blough (leg) left the game due to injury.
Nov 4 - 3:30 PM

Purdue redshirt junior QB David Blough was carted off the field after sustaining a potentially serious leg injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Illinois.

Blough was running with the ball when he was hit hard by multiple defenders. He was subsequently carted off the field and taken to an ambulance for travel to the hospital for further examination. He's done for the day. Elijah Sindelar will work at quarterback for the remainder of the contest. We'll pass along updates as to Blough's health and status as they become available.
Nov 4 - 2:56 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that senior LB T.J. McCollum (knee) is unlikely for Saturday's game against Illinois.

McCollum (6'3/240) is now in danger of missing his third consecutive game. He's sitting on 40 tackles for the season. If the senior can't play on Saturday, it would likely mean more work for Garrett Hudson.
Nov 2 - 6:25 PM

Purdue redshirt junior TE Cole Herdman (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Illinois.

Herdman was unable to play in Saturday's loss to Nebraska due to the injury concern and remains an uncertain proposition for this weekend's tilt with Illinois. When healthy, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound redshirt junior has caught 12 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns in seven games this season.
Nov 2 - 5:48 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that redshirt sophomore RB Tario Fuller (foot) will likely miss Saturday's game against Illinois.

Unless Fuller is able to make a rapid turnaround over the next two days, the redshirt sophomore will be sitting out his sixth consecutive game. Richie Worship would be in line for an expanded workload if Fuller is unable to play. There remains no timetable for the 6-foot, 190-pounder's return to action.
Nov 2 - 5:34 PM

Purdue redshirt junior TE Cole Herdman (undisclosed) missed Saturday's game against Nebraska.

As expected. Without him, the Boilermakers looked and operated differently. It entered the game averaging 12.3 plays with two-tight ends per game, and was in a two tight-end look a season-low four times on Saturday. Instead, Purdue used four receivers more than it had all season by a lot; it went with that look 24 times after entering with a season-high of four snaps in such formations.
Source: Rivals
Oct 30 - 5:46 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore RB Tario Fuller (foot) missed Saturday's game against Nebraska.

His absence was surprising, as Jeff Brohm went out of his way to make it seem as though Fuller would return last week. The biggest beneficiary of his absence was Richie Worship, who had a season-high amount of snaps with 41. Fuller has missed five straight games.
Source: Rivals
Oct 30 - 5:04 PM


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