This past weekend, the Purdue Boilermakers advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Men’s March Madness tournament. With that being said, they lost one of their best players in Isaac Haas. Haas is a 7’2 290 ILB center who has been key for Purdue this year, averaging nearly 15 points per game to go along with 6 rebounds. Haas suffered a fractured elbow injury, which normally wouldn’t allow anyone to play for at least a few months. Purdue engineers are working to change that.
Engineers from the school are working this week to develop a brace for Haas’ elbow that will allow him to play without causing too much additional damage to his elbow. The NCAA will allow for the school to make one as long as it’s deemed “acceptable” by their standards. Will the engineers be able to accomplish in time for this Friday’s game? What will the brace look like? Only time will tell.