Robbie Hummel out for 2010-2011 season Purdue senior Robbie Hummel re-tore his ACL in practice on Saturday morning and will miss the entire 2010-11 season, the university said. Hummel missed the Boilermakers' final eight games last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee the first time in a February 27 game against Minnesota. Before the injury, Hummel started all 27 games for Purdue, averaging 15.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. The senior forward earned All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-American honors. "This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he worked so hard to return from the tear he suffered in February,'' Purdue head coach Matt Painter said in a statement. "As he begins his rehab and recovery, we'll persevere together and provide Robbie with all the support possible. I have no doubt he'll continue to play a pivotal role for this season as a leader for our team.'' Because Hummel never redshirted, he will be eligible for a fifth year and would be able to rejoin the Boilermakers next season. The news is a serious blow Purdue, a team considered among the top-three teams in the nation with Hummel in the lineup. Last season when Hummel was injured, Purdue rallied and surprised many with a trip to the Sweet 16, in which they lost to eventual-champion Duke. Graduation had already cost Purdue two starters from that team in Keaton Grant and Chris Kramer.