Jeff Brohm Updates Status Of Rondale Moore Before Penn State Game
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – OCTOBER 20: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball and tries to fight off Jahsen Wint #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 20, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Rondale Moore broke onto the scene as one of the most explosive players in college football last year. As a true freshman at Purdue, the former four-star recruit racked up 1,471 yards and 14 touchdowns from scrimmage.Moore is a dynamic playmaker, utilized primarily as a wide receiver, but also out of the backfield, and as a dangerous return man. As Purdue has dealt with offensive issues this season, his numbers are down a bit, but he remains a vital Boilermaker.On Saturday, Moore suffered a scary injury, appearing to hyperextend his knee during Purdue’s 38-31 loss to Minnesota. He had to be helped off the field.The bad news: Moore won’t play this weekend against Penn State. The good: the injury won’t cost him the rest of the season, and his injury is being treated as week-to-week.Head coach Jeff Brohm revealed as much on the radio this evening.Brohm radio: WR Rondale Moore won’t be out for the year. Week-by-by week thing. Won’t play Saturday at Penn State— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) October 2, 2019With or without Rondale Moore, the 1-3 Boilermakers have a real uphill battle against the Nittany Lions on the road this weekend. The team follows it up with a winnable game against Maryland at home, before a trip to Iowa.The worse news for Purdue is that quarterback Elijah Sindelar could miss the rest of the season after surgery to repair a broken clavicle. Surgery was successful, and there’s a chance he makes it back, but he’s out indefinitely for now.Brohm has done a nice job of building Purdue back up with back-to-back bowl appearances in his first two seasons, and scored a signature win over Ohio State last year, but this year may wind up being a bit of a slide based on how things have started.