Purdue basketball will be without sophomore Jacquil Taylor to begin the season because of ankle surgery.
The No. 15 Boilermakers announced the forward will be out indefinitely after he had surgery on Tuesday to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle.
“We feel bad for Jacquil as he has really improved this offseason and was going to provide us depth in the frontcourt,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said in a statement. “He will work hard to get back on the court and will do what it takes in his rehab to recover.”
The 6-foot-10 forward played in 13 games last season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He had a double-double against Rutgers when he had 12 points and 10 boards.
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Purdue begins its season at 7 p.m. ET Friday at home against McNeese State.