Purdue Running Back Bolden Injured

By: Nick Shepkowski
Chicagonow.com and 670 The Score

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Purdue running back Ralph Bolden left practice on Wednesday for the Boilermakers after suffering what Purdue head coach Danny Hope called a serious knee injury.  The injury occurred on his right knee, the same one he tore the ACL of his senior year of high school.

Bolden will miss the rest of spring practice for the Boilermakers and Hope made the point that he and his assistants will begin to prepare for the 2010 campaign as if Bolden will not be available to play.

Al-Terek McBurse (4 career rushing attempts) has been moved to the #1 running back for Purdue while Keith Carlos has been moved from wide receiver to running back.

Bolden has 216 career rushes for 963 yards (4.46 ypc) and 9 touchdowns at Purdue with 935 of those yards coming last year.   His 77.9 yards per game on the ground were good for third on average in the Big Ten.

Last year against Notre Dame, Bolden rushed for 67 yards on 17 carries with a long of 26 yards.  Notre Dame opens the 2010 season on September 4th against Purdue in South Bend.

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