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Danny Anthrop Leaves Game With Knee Injury (UPDATES)

Purdue's leading receiver left the game with an apparent knee injury.

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Did the Purdue ACL curse strike again? It certainly looks like it may have. Purdue's leading receiver on the season, Danny Anthrop, was returning a punt early in the fourth quarter for the Boilermakers when he collapsed to the turf while attempting to make a cut. Anthrop had 80 yards receiving on the day and was returning a punt because Frankie Williams, the regular returner, was out with concussion-like symptoms.

Obviously it is early to speculate, but it is never good when a player goes to the turf with a knee injury without contact. Anthrop almost immediately grabbed his knee and had to be helped off the field without being able to put any weight on his leg.

Anthrop had 4 catches for 80 yards on the game and led Purdue with 34 catches for 536 yards and four touchdowns. The injury comes at a particularly bad time as Purdue receivers were struggling with only one catch aside from Anthrop's work. Anthrop was later seen being helped into the locker room.

UPDATE 11/3/2014 13:37 EST

Danny Anthrop looks to be out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, and Frankie Williams did suffer a concussion on Saturday, and it will be a game time decision of whether or not he plays against Wisconsin on Saturday.

Since Anthrop left the game on Saturday, he has received alot of support from Boiler Nation, with these two tweets being the most popular:

Make a speedy and safe recovery, young man. We'll miss you on the field for the rest of the season, but we look forward to your production next season.