Purdue's men's basketball team suffered a devastating injury to their star forward Robbie Hummel, who tore the ACL in his right knee during the team's first full practice in advance of the 2010-2011 season. Hummel had worked his way back from a torn ACL in the same knee back in February, and was considered healthy in advance of the season after a grueling rehab. Purdue was considered a national title contender with Hummel projected as a part of their lineup, but now uncertainty clouds the program and its goals for the upcoming season.
An easy call would be to consider Purdue in dire straits without a player they leaned on mightily during the 09-10 season, and dismiss them from the conversation as a national contender. Here we'll go over ten potential reasons why Purdue's season is not lost in spite of losing Hummel.
Click through for 10 reasons why the Purdue Boilermakers can still make an impact in college basketball even without Robbie Hummel.