Illinois quarterback Lunt knocked out of game against Purdue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt has been knocked out of the Illini game against Purdue with an injury.

Lunt left the game in the second quarter after being hit by Boilermaker linebacker Danny Ezechukwu. Ezechukwu was flagged for roughing the passer on the play.

Lunt stayed on the turf for several minutes while trainers examined his left leg. He eventually walked slowly to the sideline and eventually headed to the Illinois locker room. The nature of his injury was not immediately known.

Sophomore Chayce Crouch replaced Lunt and scored on a 26-yard touchdown run on the possession to give cut Purdue's lead to 14-13.

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