They lost their starting QB, tailback and the best WR in the Big Ten for the season. Now they lost their best and most important player in basketball, coincidentally a year after they lost him down the stretch of what could have been a very a special season. I turn to Twitter:
BTNMikeHall Mike Hall by ThePaintCrew
I cant believe this RT @BTNBrentsBlog:Purdues Robbie Hummel will miss the 2010-11 season after tearing his ACL on Saturday.
and later this tweet from the Purdue student section, which accurately sums it up:
ThePaintCrew F*** this, this is not fair
Agreed, it’s not fair. This is Hummel’s third major injury in four years, my heart bleeds for you guys.
How can one school be bitten by the injury bug THIS BADLY?
What have they done in West Lafayette to anger the forces of karma?
Hummel goes down in the first practice of the season derailing a year in which many preseason polls had Purdue #2 or #3. Last year it was the same thing, Purdue had a #1 seed wrapped up in February! But then Robbie went down on his knee in an UGLY injury that kiboshed (yes, spell check, I know that’s not actually a word) the Boilers’ aspirations to reach a Final Four in their home market.
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