Purdue Football received quite the scare when quarterback David Blough injured his shoulder in Saturday’s closed scrimmage. But following an MRI, results showed that Blough has a shoulder strain, and is listed as day-to-day.
Speaking with reporters following practice, coach Jeff Brohm says, “I’m not for sure how long it will take. I think he (Blough) will be back here fairly soon, but it’s a day-to-day thing that we will gauge and be very cautious with.” Brohm also added that while they want David to be on the field and participating, they will take all the right measures in getting him healed up and ready to go.
It goes without saying there was a huge sigh of relief in the room after hearing the update. Blough led the conference last year in passing yards and was second in passing touchdowns. But, with Blough now sidelined, the other quarterbacks will now have an opportunity to step up, including Elijah Sindelar.
“Elijah actually made some big plays up the field, showed some poise in the pocket in the scrimmage Saturday. There’s no doubt with David out, he’ll get more reps and will have a chance to continue to improve,” Brohm said. He also alluded to wanting both quarterbacks healthy and on the field and competing against one another, and feels that will happen soon.
The injury occurred during the two-minute drill, a live period during the team scrimmage, when Blough reached for the pylon with the ball, and landed awkwardly on his right throwing shoulder. There is no exact time table for his return, but the good news is the injury isn’t severe and he should be back for week 1’s game against Louisville on September 2nd, barring any kind of setbacks.