Earlier this week, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm announced his Boilermakers will be without starting quarterback Elijah Sindelar and wide receiver Rondale Moore when the team visits No. 12 Penn State this weekend. While Sindelar will reportedly be out for the year, the outlook for Moore remained uncertain. During his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Brohm provided a mild update to say Moore will be week-by-week.
Brohm confirmed once again Purdue will be without their top wide receiver this week against the Nittany Lions, but there is no suggestion Moore will be out fo the rest of the season.
The loss of Moore is a tough blow to the Purdue offense (as well as the starting quarterback). Moore leads Purdue with 29 receptions for 387 yards and two touchdowns. His ability to make big plays has made him one of the best receivers in the Big Ten, if not the entire country. The extent of the injury to Moore has never been clarified, and it remains a question with Purdue moving to a week-by-week situation monitoring his status. Purdue has played in four games, so the possibility of redshirting Moore this fall remains a scenario in play as well. If Moore won’t be back in the next few weeks, that could remain an option if the injury is severe enough to keep Moore off the field for a prolonged period of time. But with Moore being week-by-week, it sounds as though Brohm is anticipating Moore will be back.
For the sake of entertainment, the sooner the better.