Purdue’s Landon Feichter leaves game with broken leg
By Michael Osipoff firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-2485 September 7, 2013 7:40PM
Updated: September 7, 2013 11:14PM
WEST LAFAYETTE — Junior safety Landon Feichter suffered an apparent leg injury with 50 seconds left in the first quarter of Purdue’s 20-14 win over Indiana State, and did not return.
After halftime, Feichter, who started against the Sycamores despite broken bones in both hands, was on crutches with a boot on his right foot.
“I haven’t talked to the trainers yet,” Boilermakers coach Darrell Hazell said. “It’s a leg injury, I’m not sure if it’s an ankle or a knee.”
Hazell said Anthony Brown and Evan Feichter, Landon’s brother, likely would see time at safety if the older Feichter were sidelined.
“We’ll figure it out,” he said. “That’s part of the game, and you have to learn to keep going forward when you lose guys.”
According to reports, Landon Feichter suffered a broken leg.
Make it snappy: In preseason practice and in the season opener at Cincinnati, Purdue had problems with the center-quarterback exchange.
Among their kinks on Saturday, Purdue twice had problems with a snap out of the shotgun. On one, a false start was called, as center Robert Kugler didn’t snap the ball, with Rob Henry and the rest of the offense moving. On another, there appeared to be confusion with the snap count, as Henry wasn’t ready for the ball from Kugler.
“Miscommunication leads to frustration, and I think guys are pressing a little bit — I speak for myself with that,” Henry said. “Luckily, I think the difference probably is that we didn’t have any turnovers — any time you can win the turnover battle, you have a good shot to win.”
Local view: Merrillville wide receiver Dolapo Macarthy did not play. Michigan City defensive tackle Ryan Isaac backed up Ryan Watson, after having started last week. Lake Central running back David Yancey, a freshman, did not play after not traveling last week to Cincinnati.