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Purdue's Jaycen Taylor suffers season ending surgery

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue says running back Jaycen Taylor will miss the 2008 season following surgery for a torn ACL.

Taylor underwent an MRI to determine the extent of damage to his injured right knee Tuesday.

Purdue assistant athletics director Tom Schott says Taylor will have surgery and miss the season but will return for his fifth year of eligibility in 2009.

Taylor, who missed four games last season with a broken arm, injured his knee during practice on Sunday.

Coach Joe Tiller says redshirt freshman Justin Siller has been switched from quarterback to running back in Taylor's place on the roster.

Taylor, a senior from Hawthorne, Calif., rushed 107 times for 560 yards and four touchdowns last season, sharing time at running back with Kory Sheets.

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