WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue wide receiver Danny Anthrop will not have surgery on his left knee.
Anthrop has a degree two MCL strain. The injury occurred on Saturday during the Boilermakers scrimmage.
Anthrop is now expected to return to the field in three to four weeks.
"He is going to be a lot better off than we thought he would be," said Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell. "I wouldn't be surprised if we get him back in three weeks and four weeks at the worst. No surgery is required. It is just going to be a little time of resting it and get him going next week. It is great news. It is excellent news for him and for us."
"We were really fortunate and blessed to hear that it was a little baby injury for Danny," said Purdue wide receiver B.J. Knauf. "So, he should be back in a short while. Once he gets back he will be back helping the team. We will be a nice combo again."
On Sunday, Hazell said that he believed the Anthrop's injury was a lot worse. Hazell told the media that he originally thought Anthrop would miss up to six to eight weeks. The prognosis changed by Tuesday. Anthrop was suited up on Tuesday and was not using crutches to get around.
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