Purdue received some tough news Wednesday.
Unfortunately for the Boilermakers, head coach Jeff Brohm announced that senior linebacker Markus Bailey will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. It is a crucial blow and leaves Purdue without arguably its best defender moving forward.
Bailey accumulated 324 total tackles in his career and led Purdue with 115 in 2018. He posted at least 89 tackles each year from 2016-18 and has 28 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks in his career.
Following the unfortunate announcement, Bailey took to social media. He acknowledged it is a tough bit of adversity, but his time with the Boilermakers has prepared him for how to deal with it.
Hopefully, Bailey is able to maintain this positive outlook as he recovers from the tough blow:
When I decided to come to Purdue, these lights didn’t exist. A lot didn’t exist. I came here to help rebuild a broken program. It’s been rebuilt. If there’s one thing being a Boilermaker has taught me, it’s how to deal with adversity. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. 💪🏽🚂 pic.twitter.com/CPuRPm1LtK
— Markus Bailey (@mb_boiler21) September 11, 2019