Purdue's Hummel out for season
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- One unfortunate step by Robbie Hummel has put Purdue's Final Four hopes in jeopardy.
The do-it-all junior forward will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The injury occurred during the first half of No. 3 Purdue's 59-58 win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Purdue made the announcement after Hummel underwent an MRI examination on Thursday afternoon.
"Injuries are a part of the game, but this is obviously disappointing on multiple levels because of everything Robbie Hummel has done for this program both on and off the court," Purdue head coach Matt Painter said in a statement. "As he begins his recovery and rehab, Robbie will continue to provide integral leadership as we pursue our team goals down the stretch."