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Tario Fuller Suffers “Significant” Injury in Scrimmage

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The projected starter in the backfield will likely be out for a bit.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Purdue at Illinois Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Purdue’s final scrimmage of fall camp today before the fan day at Ross-Ade Stadium brought some bad news for the running backs room.

Tario Fuller was the projected starter at running back and was having a good camp, but this will likely limit him for a while. A member of our staff reached out to someone he knows within the athletic department and we have an uncomfirmed report that it was a borken jaw, but as I said, that is unconfirmed.

With Fuller out it shifts the depth chart significantly. Purdue currently lists just six running backs on the roster, and now two (Fuller and Richie Worship) are out for a while. Zander Horvath is now the likely starter, with Alfred Armour at fullback. King Doerue and Da’Joun Hewitt, both true freshmen, will almost certainly play now.

One potential option if needed could be Jackson Anthrop. The slot receiver played mostly running back in high school and could possibly move in a pinch.