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Purdue Basketball: Nojel Eastern Injury Update

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It is looking like Jelly will be a full go.

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

About 10 minutes before tip last night Purdue Fans worldwide got another punch to the stomach.

It is tradition at this point. An unexpected injury in March. Luckily, Jelly played in the second half and looked pretty good for a guy who just rolled his ankle 45 minutes before.

Now, even better news.

This is great news, as ankles generally tend to flare up the day after the injury happens.

What does this mean for Purdue? Well, in short we get a lot better.

Our lone All-B1G defensive player will return to defend the best perimeter player on Villanova, most likely, Phil Booth.

Offensively, it helps too. We get a great rebounding guard back in the lineup and a guy who creates mismatches in the post vs other guards. It also allows Carsen Edwards to play off the ball more, getting screens to get open.

This is a welcomed scene to Boilers worldwide, as we thought the injury demon was back to haunt us again.

Purdue and Villanova tip “around 8:40” which means, be ready for a 9:15 tip time.

Boiler Up!