Purdue had some tough news come its way on Monday as the school and head coach Matt Painter announced that senior guard Sterling Carter is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Carter, a transfer from Seattle, suffered the knee injury in Purdue’s game against Nebraska on Saturday. The senior had played in 27 games and started Purdue’s last five games while averaging 4.8 points per game in 15 minutes a game.
“We are obviously disappointed for Sterling and really feel for him,” Painter said in the release. “It’s very unfortunate to see his collegiate career end like this. Sterling gave all he had for the program this year and did everything we asked of him since his arrival last summer.”
At 15-12, Purdue is looking for anyone to put besides Ronnie and Terone Johnson on the wing and losing Carter hurts in that pursuit. The Boilermakers have tried a lot of different starting lineups this season and they’ll have to go back to the drawing board.