Purdue got some horrible news Thursday when MRI results confirmed that Robbie Hummel has a torn right ACL.
Hummel’s right knee buckled while he was driving to the basket in No.3 Purdue’s 59-58 victory over Minnesota Wednesday night. He was unable to put weight on his right leg and doctors immediately suspected a torn ACL, Fox Sports reported early Thursday.
The 6-8 junior was averaging 15.9 and 6.9 rebounds this season. He was able to overcome the chronic back problems that plagued him throughout his sophomore campaign.
The Boilermakers (24-3, 12-3) will have to regroup quickly to prepare for Sunday’s battle against Michigan State. The loss of Hummel suddenly makes Purdue a very small team.
It will be interesting to see what adjustments Matt Painter makes as we head into March.