WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue men's basketball team will hold its lone exhibition game on Friday but without one of its starters.
Nojel Eastern will miss the Boilermakers' exhibition contest against Southern Indiana with a left foot injury.
The junior guard expects to return for the team's season opener against Green Bay next Wednesday.
Head coach Matt Painter believes Eastern's foot injury is inflammation-related.
Eastern is currently wearing a boot. However, he insists it's "precautionary" and "nothing too crazy."
The preseason All-Big Ten selection did not play in Purdue's scrimmage versus Providence this past Sunday. Sophomore Eric Hunter Jr. started in Eastern's absence.
- Purdue's Eastern to miss exhibition game against Southern Indiana
- Purdue to host Southern Indiana in exhibition game
- Purdue cruises in exhibition match up with Southern Indiana
- Purdue women's basketball down Southern Indiana in exhibition
- Purdue basketball to host Marian in exhibition game
- Cline, Purdue roll past Marian in exhibition game 75-56
- Purdue baseball swept by Southern Miss
- Eastern, Edwards lead Purdue past No. 25 Indiana 70-55
- McLaughlin, Purdue rout Ashland in exhibition
- Parking information for Purdue-Indiana basketball game