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Updated: Purdue QB Robert Marve has another torn ACL

Eastern Kentucky Purdue Football AP

Some players just don’t have any luck. One of them is Purdue quarterback Robert Marve.

Already on the receiving end of two ACL tears, Marve has once again injured that same ligament in his left knee, Boilermakers coach Danny Hope said during his radio show Monday.

“We have our fingers crossed it’s not as serious as it has been in the past and he can still come back and play this season,” Hope said.

The full details of the injury weren’t revealed, so there’s no real timetable for his return. Hope added that he hoped the injury was not as significant as the ones Marve sustained previously. Keep in mind that Marve is currently in his sixth year of college football because of a waiver granted by the NCAA.

Marve missed one season at Miami due to injury, and then missed all but four games during his first season at Purdue in 2010 — he sat out the 2009 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules — because of a torn ACL. That injury carried over into a pair of missed games at the beginning of the 2011 season.

Marve started the Boilermakers’ season opener against Eastern Kentucky, but split time with Caleb TerBush in last Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame.

Updated 9/11 @ 12:46 p.m. ET: Via Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal and Courier, Hope said that Marve does in fact have a torn ACL. However, the injury does not sound like it’s season-ending, as Marve will have the option to return later in the year. In the meantime, Austin Parker will likely be the Boilermakers’ No. 3 quarterback behind TerBush and Rob Henry.

Seventh year, anyone?

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7 Responses to “Updated: Purdue QB Robert Marve has another torn ACL”
  1. queenlivekillers says: Sep 10, 2012 11:02 PM

    Someone somewhere has to develop a brace that can protect the ACL.

  2. raysfan1 says: Sep 10, 2012 11:33 PM

    To completely protect a knee from the hyper extension that can result in an ACL tear, you would have to sacrifice mobility of the knee.

  3. 35longmiles says: Sep 11, 2012 7:37 AM

    Upside: He’ll have his Doctorate by the time he finishes his eligibility.

    Downside: Randy Shannon destroyed his career.

  4. steeler1nation says: Sep 11, 2012 11:05 AM

    Purdue QBs are almost = to Iowa RBs, in terms of bad fortune with seeminly perpetual injuries

  5. gogatorsjohn says: Sep 11, 2012 2:27 PM

    He greatly hurt his career when he got in a car accident and ‘supposedly’ wasn’t the driver when intoxicated when he played for Miami.

  6. wabbitslayer says: Sep 11, 2012 3:51 PM

    If he wants a career in football, he better like coaching. With his medical history, it’s hard to imagine a future where a pro team would even take a look at him.

  7. irisheyesnate says: Sep 11, 2012 5:20 PM

    I was at that game. Sad to hear I was hoping that pursue would compete for the big ten championship.

    It could still happen turbush looks real good.

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