Purdue WR Rondale Moore to miss season-opener vs Iowa
Purdue star receiver Rondale Moore will miss the school’s season-opener with Iowa, the Boilermakers said Friday.
Purdue WR Rondale Moore out vs Iowa, according to the school. No additional information available
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) October 23, 2020
#Purdue’s great WR Rondale Moore is out for tomorrow’s game vs Iowa.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 23, 2020
No other details were given.
Moore missed nearly all of last season with a knee injury that he suffered in the Big Ten opener. In four games played, caught 29 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns.
As a freshman, Moore caught 114 passes for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also scored two rushing touchdowns and helped Purdue to a second consecutive bowl game.
Purdue was already going to be without its head coach Jeff Brohm on the sidelines, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
If Moore’s absence is because of a positive COVID-19 test, he could be out for awhile. Per Big Ten policy, athletes who test positive are required to sit out for 21 days. Depending on when — or if — he tested positive, Moore could miss contests vs. Illinois and Wisconsin as well.
Moore had previously opted out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic, but decided to re-join the Boilermakers in September.
According to CBSSports, Moore is projected to be a first-round draft pick if he decides to head to the NFL after this season.
Moore has 1,645 yards and 14 touchdowns in his 17-game career.
Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.