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Tuesday / May 28.
  • Purdue Loses Hummel Again

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    (AP) — Purdue star forward Robbie Hummel will miss the upcoming season after injuring his right knee again.

    The school said he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in practice Saturday. This is the same knee he hurt Feb. 24 against Minnesota that knocked him out for the rest of last season. He had surgery in March and had hoped to be ready for his senior season.

    “This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he worked so hard to return from the tear he suffered in February,” said Purdue head coach Matt Painter.
    “As he begins his rehab and recovery, we’ll persevere together and provide Robbie with all the support possible. I have no doubt he’ll continue to play a pivotal role this season as a leader of our team.”
    Hummel is Purdue’s most versatile player. Last season, he averaged 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds a game. The Boilermakers were ranked No. 3 in the nation when he was hurt. They struggled at first without him before recovering to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

    Hummel also missed significant time his sophomore year with a back injury.

    “I think he epitomizes how one should play, work and carry himself as a young man,” Indiana coach Tom Crean Tweeted. “He appears to me to be a very mentally and physically tough person so no one should doubt he will be back when he is healthy and be as good as ever.”


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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