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Purdue notebook

Boilers receiver is carted off field

Hazell

– A pair of injuries highlighted Purdue’s jersey scrimmage Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

One of them could be crucial.

Sophomore wide receiver Danny Anthrop missed spring practices because of an ankle injury at the end of the Boilermakers’ 2012 season. He went down with a knee injury during the scrimmage Saturday and was carted off the field.

Purdue coach Darrell Hazell would not comment on the extent of the injury after the scrimmage.

Anthrop figured to be one of the top options at wideout for Purdue this season. If his setback is severe, Anthrop will be the second receiver to drop off the depth chart last week.

Freshman Dan Monteroso, who was also expected to contribute at the position, suffered a broken collarbone during practice last week.

He had surgery Saturday, and the team will have more information on Anthrop today.

Freshman offensive lineman Charlie Long was hurt on the same play.

QB decision near

Hazell announced Friday he will name his starting quarterback either today or Monday.

Based on the snaps Saturday, senior signal caller Rob Henry will be No. 1 on the depth chart.

Henry ran with the first team during the jersey scrimmage and will likely be Hazell’s choice as a starter Aug. 31.

The fifth-year senior looked like the most consistent option throughout camp and brings more experience to the position than freshman quarterback Danny Etling and redshirt freshman Austin Appleby.

Freshman shines

Akeem Hunt will be the Boilermakers’ top running back this season, but freshman running back Dalyn Dawkins showed promise during the scrimmage. Fellow freshman David Yancey has looked good throughout camp, but Dawkins shined Saturday. He got a pair of touchdowns and made plays off catches out of the backfield.

smorrison@jg.net

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