Isaac Haas Injury: Purdue Star Fractures Elbow; Out For March Madness

The Purdue basketball program will be without a key player for the remainder of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Following Friday’s win over Cal State-Fullerton, the Boilermakers issued a statement saying that Haas’ season is now over after suffering a fractured elbow during the team’s game.

The star center was clearly uncomfortable following a hard fall on his elbow before the team released a statement.

Purdue issued a release on social media:

Purdue head coach Matt Painter has announced that senior center Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow that will require surgery. Haas is a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given to the nation’s top center. He finishes the season averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He finished with nine points and 10 rebounds in Purdue’s win over Arkansas.

From the release:

Purdue head coach Matt Painter has announced that senior center Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow suffered in Purdue’s 74-48 first-round win over Cal State Fullerton.

Haas feel on the elbow midway through the second half while battling for a rebound. He would remain in the game but x-rays revealed after the contest a fracture in his elbow that will require surgery.

Haas is a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given to the nation’s top center. He finishes the season averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He finished with nine points and 10 rebounds in Purdue’s win over the Titans on Thursday.

This weekend, the Boilermakers will face off against the winner of Butler vs. Arkansas.