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Oct. 19, 2021

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Purdue’s Drey Mingo may miss season with torn ACL

The Columbian

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue forward Drey Mingo is likely to miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in her right knee during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.

Surgery has not yet been scheduled for the 6-foot-2 senior, but the school’s release says it typically takes four to six months to recover.

Mingo, an Atlanta native, missed four games last season after being diagnosed with meningitis, a life-threatening illnesss. The Boilermakers canceled the team’s Thanksgiving trip to Cancun, Mexico, for a tournament because of Mingo’s illness.

She still wound up as the Boilermakers’ top rebounder (5.8) and second-leading scorer averaging 12 points per game. She also led Purdue in field goal percentage (52.3) and 3-point percentage (48.2).

The news comes on the same day, Purdue debuted at No. 17 in the Top 25.