Purdue 5th-year WR suffered shoulder injury earlier this month
Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm revealed on Saturday that fifth-year wide receiver Jackson Anthrop suffered a shoulder injury earlier this month that required surgery. Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated reported on the news.
Brohm said that, despite the surgery taking place this month, there’s a chance that Anthrop could be avialable at some point in the season. No timetable for the senior’s return was mentioned in Dienhart’s tweet.
Jeff Brohm has announced that fifth-year senior WR Jackson Anthrop suffered a shoulder injury in practice earlier this month. Had surgery. Could be back this season.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) October 10, 2020
Anthrop has been a versatile player in Purdue’s offense and special teams over the last three seasons. His most productive year came in 2017, when he totaled 423 yards and 5 touchdowns on 47 catches. He was also credited with 2 rushing touchdowns on 10 attempts that season.
Last year, Anthrop racked up 340 yards and a touchdown on 37 receptions, had 228 kickoff return yards on 14 attempts and rushed for 48 yards on 12 carries.
Purdue has several talented receivers on the roster, led by junior Rondale Moore and sophomore David Bell. But in Brohm’s offense, the Boilermakers love to spread the football around to playmakers.
Anthrop has proven to be capable of making big plays during his career in West Lafayette. We’ll see if he’s able to return to the field anytime in 2020.