Purdue Boilermakers junior safety Landon Feichter was banged up during the team’s Week One loss to Cincinnati. In fact, Feichter broke both hands in the game, but that won’t stop him from suiting up for this weekend’s game against the Indiana State Sycamores and getting the start.
Talk about toughness.
Purdue coach Darell Hazell confirmed that Feichter broke both of his hands in the loss and he was listed atop the depth chart in the team’s game notes in advance of the Indiana State game, according to the Journal and Courier.
As for Feichter, he spoke with the Journal and Courier to discuss the two plays where he injured his hands and the difficulty that goes in to playing with the injuries and going through every day life.
Tackling with the injuries will certainly be tough and opponents won’t need to worry about Feichter hauling in any interceptions, but he could provide an emotional boost to the defense and inspire them to elevate their play all around.