Purdue QB Blough to undergo surgery for dislocated ankle

Nov 6, 2017 - 7:00 PM Purdue junior quarterback David Blough will undergo surgery Tuesday for a dislocated right ankle, coach Jeff Brohm said Monday.

Blough, who has started five games for the Boilermakers (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten), suffered the injury Saturday during a running play in a 29-10 victory over Illinois.

"It may have been a small break of the fibula and something with the ligament down there. I don't know the exact terminology," Brohm said at his weekly press conference. "But it is something they can fix. The rehab will take some time but I think he can recover from it."

Blough is expected to miss about six months, missing spring ball.

He has completed 102 of 157 passes for 1,103 yards, with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Sophomore Elijah Sindelar, who has started the other four games, will be under center when Purdue plays at Northwestern on Saturday. Brohm said the backup will be Jared Sparks, who has started the past three games at wide receiver and will continue to work there in practice. He has seven receptions for 82 yards.

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