Carter has torn ACL, meniscus, will miss rest of the season

Sterling Carter

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) – Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that senior guard Sterling Carter will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s contest at Nebraska.

Carter tore his anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, and his medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee while making a drive in the second half of the game against the Huskers.

“We are obviously disappointed for Sterling and really feel for him,” Painter said. “It’s very unfortunate to see his collegiate career end like this. Sterling gave all he had for the program this year and did everything we asked of him since his arrival last summer.”

Carter, who transferred from Seattle U. last summer to finish his collegiate career at Purdue has played in all 27 games while earning starts in the last five contests. He is third on the team in three-pointers with 28 and is averaging 4.8 points per game in 15.1 minutes per contest. His signature performance came in Purdue’s 82-64 rout of Indiana, where he scored a season-high 19 points while making 5-of-6 shots from behind the arc.

Carter is also second on the team in steals with 25.

The Boilermakers will host Michigan on Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m. ET at Mackey Arena. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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