Hummel Out For The Season With Torn ACL

Posted by jstevrtc on October 16th, 2010

Earlier today, Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman broke the news that Purdue’s Robbie Hummel will be out for the 2010-11 season with a torn right ACL. Goodman’s article says that Purdue’s assistant SID Cory Walton confirmed to him that Hummel suffered the injury on Saturday morning during practice. In fact, a Tweet from Goodman earlier in the day stated that it happened on just the second drill of the practice.

This Is Hummel's Second Right ACL Tear Within Eight Months.

Hummel averaged 15.7 PPG and 6.9 RPG last season for a Purdue team that seemed to be peaking at the right time and destined for a deep tournament run before he went down with a tear of the same ACL in the team’s 27th game, a February 24th contest at Minnesota. Even though the Boilermakers still have senior guard E’Twaun Moore (last year’s team scoring leader with 16.4 PPG)  and big man JaJuan Johnson (15.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG) still available and ready to roll, Hummel was considered the emotional leader and his loss is devastating to the squad.

This is even more tragic considering that, just last night, during ESPN-U’s Midnight Madness coverage, Hummel was interviewed by the network’s college hoops guru Andy Katz about how Hummel’s knee was faring. Hummel cited the usual caution associated with the recovery from such an injury, but seemed optimistic, and happy that he’d been cleared to play. Then, mere hours later at the Saturday morning practice, Hummel re-injured the knee.

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3 responses to “Hummel Out For The Season With Torn ACL”

  1. Andrew says:

    Well, there’s college basketball season in a nutshell… Games haven’t even started yet and we go from elation last night that practice is underway to depression this morning that we’re already missing one of the potential stars to a season ending injury…

  2. PrettyPaula says:

    this sucks…I feel bad for Hummel

  3. garik16 says:

    Just depressing. Depressing for Hummel himself, for the program, and of course for the fans of Purdue.

    That said, I won’t count out Purdue just yet…they recovered from the loss of Hummel pretty well at the end of last year, and this time they’ll be ready all season.

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