Purdue officially received some bad news today, and it was news we were expecting. Domonique Young, Purdue’s leading receiver with 29 receptions for 338 yards and a touchdown, is out for the remainder of the year with a knee injury according to Gold and Black Illustrated:
Young injured his right leg after being hit low trying to block on a run play against Illinois and was carted off the field. He stayed overnight in a Champaign hospital and only recently was able to get an MRI. That MRI revealed ligament damage that will require season-ending surgery, Hazell said, though he wasn't specific as to the injury.
This is bad news for Young, who is in his final season and it is too late for a redshirt, so his career is now over. As GBI goes on, he has had a heck of a journey just to get here:
Young was raised by a single mom in Los Angeles and attended junior college — by taking two buses and a train every day — before coming to Purdue. In his first season in West Lafayette last year, Young got a concussion on a brutal hit early in the season and had up-and-down play after coming back. But Young solidified his spot as one of Purdue's best receivers with a solid camp in August and carried production that into this season's first five games.
So we’re with you, Domo. You only were with us for a handful of games but you won us over with your heart and competitiveness. We wish you the best.