WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue sophomore wide receiver Danny Anthrop returned to the practice field on Tuesday just three weeks after tearing his MCL. Anthrop felt good during his first practice back and is preparing to play against Notre Dame on Saturday night.
Coach Hazell said earlier Tuesday that he hoped to have number 33 back in the lineup on Saturday night against Notre Dame and had already penciled him in on several special teams units.
Before suffering the knee injury Anthrop was expected to be one of the Boilermakers top targets this season. After practice Anthrop was pleased with his first day back.
"I think I'm fine, I think I'm good to go. I don't have any pain. Today was just a lot of firsts. So, it was my first time cutting, it was my first time really running on it full speed, first time going against press coverage so I mean there was a lot of them but after today I'm real confident in what I can do and what my body can do as far as that goes," said Danny Anthrop.
Senior quarterback Rob Henry suffered the same injury during high school and was excited to see Anthrop back on the field so quickly.
"I thought he looked really good and hopefully everything feels good. I've had the same injury he had with the MCL in high school so hopefully everything feels good tomorrow. That will be the real test for him to see how it feels in the morning and see how it feels throughout the day tomorrow. I thought he looked really good today and he is going to help us," said Rob Henry.
Last year Anthrop appeared in 12 games as a true freshman and finished with seven rushes for 58 yards (8.3 ypc) and one touchdown and one reception for 25 yards and a touchdown.
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