Oct. 8, 2011; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers safety Landon Feichter (44) tackles Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) during the first half at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue defeated Minnesota 45-17. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue safety Landon Feichter suffers broken leg


It hasn’t been an easy season for Purdue Boildermakers safety Landon Feichter who suffered his third fracture in two weeks.

Feichter entered last weekend’s game against Indiana State with two broken hands, but that did not stop him from cracking the starting line up. Unfortunately for the Purdue defensive back, his latest injury will be much harder to overcome and he will not be able to play through it.

During the game against Indiana State, Feichter suffered a broken leg.

He will meet with doctors this week to determine whether or not the injury will require surgery. Regardless, it will likely end his season.

Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell confirmed the news of Feichter’s latest injury.

That will rule Feichter out of this weekend’s match up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and likely much longer, so now the team will be looking to replace him in the starting line up. One name that has surfaced as a potential replacement is Feichter’s younger brother, Evan.

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