Purdue quarterback Robert Marve is out indefinitely with an injury to his left knee, according to multiple reports.
Purdue coach Danny Hope made the announcement during his radio show.
Marve suffered the injury late in Saturday’s 20-17 loss at Notre Dame. He was awaiting results of an MRI scan.
Marve’s status for Saturday’s home game against Eastern Michigan will remain unclear until those results come back.
Marve missed most of the 2010 season after suffering a knee injury in the fourth game of that season against Toledo.
Marve has completed 73.2 percent of his passes this season (41 of 56) for 414 yards. He has four touchdowns and one interception.
Marve was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in January. He started the season opener in place of Caleb TerBush, who served a one-game suspension. Marve didn’t start against Notre Dame but threw for 119 yards and one touchdown.
Meanwhile, Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson could return to campus as early as Wednesday after surgery on his broken lower left leg.
Coach Kevin Wilson doesn’t expect Roberson to be back on a football field any time soon.
Wilson told radio listeners Monday night that the sophomore had a “clean” break in his lower leg, that doctors inserted a titanium rod Sunday and that it would likely take Roberson five to six months to make a full recovery.
“He has high goals, high standards and he’s a special kid, and we will have him for three more years,” Wilson said on his weekly radio show, again explaining the Hoosiers would redshirt Roberson.
Wilson is not scheduled to speak with reporters until Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.