WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue running back Zander Horvath is expected to miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula.
The senior was injured during Saturday's 49-0 rout over UConn and is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday.
Horvath ran for a team-high 442 yards on 89 carries last season and earned third-team all-Big Ten honors. He also led Purdue in rushing this season with 92 yards and had become a key receiver out of the backfield, too.
Coach Jeff Brohm says he expects King Doerue and Dylan Downing are expected to help replace Horvath.