Purdue's thin margin of error along the offensive line may have gotten slightly thinner this morning when projected starting left tackle Martesse Patterson sustained a knee injury according to reports:
Potentially significant injury at #Purdue morning practice: starting LT Martesse Patterson, left knee. Unknown severity. Iced/walk w/ limp— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) August 15, 2016
this is a terrible blow for Purdue if he is out any sustained length of time. Patterson was a top reserve last season that even started three games. He was expected to hold down the left tackle spot on a line that does not have a ton of experience, especially at the tackle positions. Just yesterday The Legend was writing about how he was Purdue's best lineman.
We will keep an eye on this, obviously, and hopefully it is just a sprain. Cameron Cermin and JuCo transfer Jalen Neal appear to be the likely replacements for him, but Purdue needs Patterson.