Purdue’s tight end group has taken a hit.

According to a report from Tom Dienhart with GoldandBlack.com, redshirt junior Garrett Miller went down with a season-ending knee injury in Monday’s practice. Dienhart reported it was a non-contact injury.

According to Dienhart, Miller was slotted to serve as the No. 2 TE for 2022. Payne Durham — who had 467 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2021 — returns as the starter.

Miller had 20 catches for 174 receiving yards last season while working with QB Aidan O’Connell and the offense. Paul Piferi is expected to step into the No. 2 role for Purdue.

Hopefully the Boilermakers are able to accommodate for the loss quickly. Purdue is already adding a number of new pieces to the passing game this offseason and starts 2022 with a conference game against Penn State in Week 1.