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Robert Marve, Purdue Quarterback, Out for Season With Torn ACL

Sep 30, 2010 – 1:08 PM
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Purdue starting quarterback Robert Marve reportedly suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the first half of last Saturday's loss to Toledo. He underwent an MRI and ESPN.com is reporting the orthopedist has confirmed it is torn. This is the second straight calendar year Marve has torn his left ACL, as he also suffered the same injury in July of 2009.

Marve appeared in 11 games as a freshman for the University of Miami and then transferred to Purdue in the following offseason. He would have been forced to sit out 2009 anyway, due to transfer rules, but he was busy recovering from the first ACL tear.

This season, he looked to lead the Boilermakers to what could have been a solid campaign. Instead, Purdue lost its top receiver, Keith Smith, to injury and now Marve follows him to the injury ward. In four games, Marve threw for 512 yards and three touchdowns while completing 67.7 percent of his passes with four interceptions.

Coach Danny Hope's Boilers went 2-2 in non-conference play and will look to pick up the pieces without their two most important offensive players. The good news is Purdue has a bye this weekend and will have an extra week to prepare. The bad news is the remaining schedule is pretty stacked, featuring four ranked teams -- No. 2 Ohio State, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan and No. 24 Michigan State -- in addition to Northwestern and Indiana, both of which are currently undefeated.
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