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Anthrop lost to injury during scrimmage

Purdue'send-of-campjerseyscrimmageSaturdayafternooninRoss-AdeStadiumcameataprice,asDannyAnthropwaslosttowhatappearedtobeasignificantkneeinjury.
CoachDarrellHazellsaidhe'dknowmoreaboutthesophomorewidereceiver'sstatusinthenextdayorso,buttheinjuryappearedseriousandrequiredthatAnthropimmediatelybecartedoffthefield.
"Ifeelhorribleforhim,"Hazellsaid."Thekidhasworkedsohardtoputhimselfinpositiontobeoneofourguys."
Theplayhappenedwiththefourth-teamoffenseonthefield,whenwalk-onQBErichBerzinskashandedAnthroptheballonaninsidehandoff.CornerPhilTaylorhitAnthrop-afundamentallysoundtackle-nearthelineofscrimmage.
ItwasimmediatelyapparentAnthophadsufferedaninjury.
InadditiontothedisappointmentofthecircumstancesforAnthropisthefactthattheBoilermakerwidereceiverscorpshasapparentlysufferedanotherblow,asAnthrop'sinjurycomesjustdaysafterfreshmanreceiverDanMonterosobrokehiscollarbone.
MonterosounderwentsurgerySaturdaymorningandlookstobesidelinedsixweeksorso,Hazellsaid.
FellowreceiverB.J.KnaufstruggledtodescribetheemotionsafterthescrimmageSaturday.
"Peoplebehindthemarereally,reallygoingtohavetostepup,"hesaid."Ican'treallysaywhoit'sgoingtobe."
TheBoilermakerstopthreereceiversremain:DolapoMacarthy,B.J.KnaufandShaneMikesky,butthedepthishurt.Now,onlyveteranGaryBushandfreshmanDeAngeloYanceyseemlikesure-firecontributors.CameronPoseyispotentiallyinlinetogetmoretime.
Knaufsaiditwasdifficulttowatchateammatebeinjuredduringascrimmage.
"It'sweirdgoinginto(ascrimmage)withoutmuchworries,justworryingaboutyourassignmentsandthensomethinglikethat,"hesaid."Dangoesdown(Thursday)andDannytoday,it'sashocker.We'reallgettingusedtoitreallyquickandreallytryingtofindawaytostepupandhelptheteammorethanbefore."
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