Purdue’s Taylor out indefinitely with ankle injury

Photo Courtesy: Purdue Sports
Photo Courtesy: Purdue Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue sophomore Jacquil Taylor had surgery Tuesday to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle, sidelining him indefinitely as the 2016-17 season approaches.

Taylor sprained his ankle two weeks ago and after further tests, a stress fracture was discovered prompting the surgery.

“We feel bad for Jacquil as he has really improved this offseason and was going to provide us depth in the frontcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “He will work hard to get back on the court and will do what it takes in his rehab to recover.”

Taylor, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward from Cambridge, Massachusetts, appeared in 13 games last year, averaging 1.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in just 5.4 minutes per game. He totaled 12 points and 10 rebounds in 14 minutes against Rutgers for his first career double-double.

The Boilermakers will open the 2016-17 season against McNeese State on Friday in Mackey Arena, tipping at 7 p.m. ET.