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Purdue has some injury concerns headed into Week 3

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After winning the home opener against Vanderbilt there are some injury concerns to discuss on this week’s depth chart.

Offense

QB

  1. Elijah Sindelar - Sr. (5)
  2. Jack Plummer - Fr. (RS)

RB

  1. Zander Horvath - So.
  2. King Doerue - Fr.
  3. Da’Joun Hewitt - Fr.

WR

  1. Jared Sparks - Jr.
  2. David Bell - Fr.

LT

  1. Grant Hermanns - Jr.
  2. Eric Miller - Fr. (RS)

LG

  1. Alex Criddle - Sr.
  2. Jimmy McKenna - Fr. (RS)

C

  1. Viktor Beach - So.
  2. Will Bramel - Fr. (RS) OR Sam Garvin - So.

RG

  1. Matt McCann - Sr. (5)
  2. DJ Washington - So. OR Mark Stickford - So.

RT

  1. Will Bramel - Fr. (RS)
  2. Matt McCann - Sr. (5)

TE

  1. Brycen Hopkins - Sr. (5)
  2. Payne Durham - Fr. (RS)

WR

  1. Rondale Moore - So.
  2. Jackson Anthrop - Jr.

WR

  1. Amad Anderson - Fr. (RS)
  2. Milton Wright - Fr.

The only official change this week is the departure of Darius Pittman. There are definitely some concerns going forward, starting at quarterback. In this morning’s press conference coach Brohm confirmed that Sindelar sustained a slight concussion on the final offensive play and would not have returned had Purdue gotten the ball back. He is a bit questionable this week. If he cannot go then Jack Plummer would see his first collegiate action.

Matt McCann was also injured on Saturday and is questionable at right guard. DJ Washington and Mark Stickford have played sparingly, but the loss of McCann, Purdue’s most experienced lineman, would be huge.

Also, Coach Brohm stated that Tario Fuller is not close to returning yet at running back, so there is no sudden improvement in the ground game expected.

Defense

DE

  1. Derrick Barnes - Jr.
  2. Kai Higgins - Sr.

DT

  1. Lawrence Johnson - Fr. (RS)
  2. Jack Sullivan - Fr. (RS) OR Jeff Marks - So.

DT

  1. Anthony Watts - Jr.
  2. Giovanni Reviere - So.

DE

  1. George Karlaftis - Fr.
  2. Branson Deen - Fr. (RS)

LB

  1. Markus Bailey - Sr. (5)
  2. Kieren Douglas - So.

LB

  1. Ben Holt - GS
  2. Cornel Jones - Jr.

LB

  1. Cornel Jones - Jr.
  2. Jaylan Alexander - So.

CB

  1. Kenneth Major - So.
  2. Cory Trice - Fr. (RS)

FS

  1. Navon Mosley - Sr.
  2. Brennan Thieneman - Jr.

SS

  1. Jalen Graham - Fr.
  2. Marvin Grant - Fr.

CB

  1. Dedrick Mackey - So.
  2. Simeon Smiley - Jr.

The defense stays the same too, and it was also announced that Lorenzo Neal will not return this week. Overall he defense played pretty well against Vanderbilt. Barnes and Karlaftis were able to get pressure and Ke’Shawn Vaughn was held below 60 yards. A lot of what was given up happened after Purdue was already head multiple scores in the fourth quarter. The secondary has some minor injuries, but the starters all played Saturday. Purdue rotated better on Saturday, especially upon front.

Special Teams

K

  1. J.D. Dellinger - Jr.
  2. Chris van Eekeren - Fr.

P

  1. Brooks Cormier - Fr.
  2. Zac Collins - So.

LS

  1. Nick Zecchino - Jr.
  2. Brooks Royal - So.

Holder

  1. Danny Carollo - Jr.
  2. Zac Collins - So.

Kickoff Returns

  1. Rondale Moore - So.
  2. Jackson Anthrop - Jr.

Punt Returns

  1. Rondale Moore - So.
  2. Jackson Anthrop - Jr.

Carollo and Cormier continue to split punting duties. Cormier has 7 punts for a 37 yard average and struggled a bit against Vanderbilt. Carollo has punted three times, but has downed two inside the 20 as the pooch punter.