Report: Purdue QB medically retires from football
A Purdue quarterback has decided to move on from the game of football, citing injuries as his reason to retire from the game.
According to Tom Dienhart of GoldandBlack.com, backup quarterback Nick Sipe has decided to medically retire from football. The junior has been hampered by injuries throughout his career with the Boilermakers, leading to his decision.
Sipe will complete his degree under an academic scholarship, according to the report.
Sipe committed to Purdue while Darrell Hazell was still the head coach, and decided to stay true to his pledge when Hazell was terminated and the university hired Jeff Brohm to lead the program. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2017 and saw limited action in 2018, throwing one pass for three yards in three games.
He has not played in the 2019 season.
Purdue still has plenty of options at the quarterback position moving forward. Current starter Jack Plummer and backup Aidan O’Connell have been filling in for an injured Elijah Sindelar, who’s battling a broken clavicle he suffered in Purdue’s loss to Minnesota. He was granted a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA.
The Boilermakers are 2-5 on the year and will host Illinois on Saturday.