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Purdue's Hummel tears ACL again will miss season


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Purdue announced that versatile forward Robbie Hummel will miss this season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice Saturday.

It's the same knee he injured Feb. 24 against Minnesota, knocking him out for the remainder of last season. He had surgery in March and expected to be ready for his senior season.

"This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he worked so hard to return from the tear he suffered in February," coach Matt Painter said. "As he begins his rehab and recovery, we'll persevere together and provide Robbie with all the support possible. I have no doubt he'll continue to play a pivotal role this season as a leader of our team."

It's a major a blow for a team many experts predicted to be a Final Four contender.

Hummel was second on the team last season with 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds a game.

The Boilermakers were ranked No. 3 in the nation when he was hurt, then stumbled at first without him, before recovering to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

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