Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Keith Smith's season is done thanks to a torn ACL and MCL.
Smith now must petition with the NCAA for a medical redshirt and a sixth year of eligibility. Remember, after Smith started and played in limited action his true-Freshman season as a Safety, he redshirted his Sophomore year, then played WR for the last two seasons...he led the team in receiving and was an All-BT selection in '09. He was leading Purdue in receptions and yardage when he went down, Saturday v. WIU.
Antavian Edison and OJ Ross' opportunity to do big things is here now, as the sizable void left in this offense simply must be filled for Purdue to have any success.
According to multiple sources, Smith's spirits remain high, which is important- he will probably still be leading the team even while he's unable to play and practice. He had become a very vocal leader for the team and a spokesman, of sorts, during different media visits. Hope to see 8 return in 2011.