Can the Purdue Boilermakers Survive Lewis Jackson’s Foot Injury?

Posted by Tim Cary on November-17-2009 Add Comments

The Purdue Boilermakers got bad news this week as sophomore point guard Lewis Jackson underwent foot surgery.

Jackson started 30 games at the point for Purdue in 2008-09, averaging 5.9 ppg and leading the Old Gold and Black in assists.

According to the university, Jackson is out indefinitely, which seems to constitute a horrible blow to the Boilers' hopes for a special season.

Or is it?

While Jackson's speed will be missed, the Boilermakers basically had six starters anyway. In addition to guards Chris Kramer and E'Twaun Moore, Keaton Grant is a more than adequate addition to the starting backcourt: In fact, he's started 49 games for Purdue in the past two seasons and was voted the Boilermakers' team MVP in 2...

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