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Sterling Carter Will Miss Remainder of Season With Torn ACL

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The 5th-year senior injured his right knee at Nebraska Sunday.

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Things just keep getting worse for the Purdue basketball team.

Matt Painter announced this evening that senior Sterling Carter will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament as well as his medial and lateral meniscus in the right knee. The Seattle transfer was driving to the basket in the second half of Sunday's blowout loss at Nebraska when the injury occurred.

"We are obviously disappointed for Sterling and really feel for him," Painter said in a release. "It's very unfortunate to see his collegiate career end like this. Sterling gave all he had for the program this year and did everything we asked of him since his arrival last summer."

Carter had seen a spike in his playing time of late. The highlight of his short tenure at Purdue was his 19 point, 5-of-6 3-point shooting night against Indiana Feb. 15.

He is third on the team in 3-pointers (28) and second on the team in steals (25). He averaged 4.8 points in 15.1 minutes per game, appearing in all 27 Boilermaker basketball games this year.