The Boilermakers are looking for quarterback reinforcements. Again.
Purdue announced yesterday that QB Rob Henry tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice Tuesday in West Lafayette, Ind.
School officials did not say how much time they expect Henry to miss pending more tests.
Just last fall, Henry took over the offense when starting quarterback Robert Marve tore the ACL in his left knee. Henry was listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart since practice opened earlier this month.
“Rob Henry is a huge part of our football program, our heart goes out to him,’’ coach Danny Hope said in a statement.
His absence could open the door for Marve, the transfer from Miami, to reclaim the starting job. But it’s unclear whether Marve is 100 percent just yet.
USC’s Tyler returns Suspended USC tailback Marc Tyler has returned to practice, working with the scout team. Coach Lane Kiffin suspended the senior from all team activities and the first game last month after Tyler implied that USC pays its players during an interview with TMZ outside a nightclub . . . Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said suspended receiver Joe Craig will return to practice today. He was banished after an altercation with a female track athlete at the school . . . Central Michigan suspended junior defensive back Lorenzo White and senior defensive end Kashawn Fraser for unspecified violations of athletics department policy. White will sit out the season opener against South Carolina State and Fraser, who was suspended during spring practice, will miss the opener and the Sept. 10 game at Kentucky . . . Baton Rouge police searched the apartment of LSU QB Jordan Jefferson in connection with a bar fight last week that injured four people. Investigators left with several bags of evidence . . . Tennessee coach Derek Dooley dismissed safety Janzen Jackson from the team as the junior’s personal issues had apparently become too much of a distraction. Jackson withdrew from school in February to address personal issues but re-enrolled in July.