Update: Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis leaves with injury vs. Illinois football
Karlaftis was helped off the field with 4:52 left in the second quarter. It seemed he suffered an injury to his lower left leg after a player was pushed into him.
Karlaftis, who attended West Lafayette High School, did not return to the game. He had a sack before leaving the game.
On the postgame radio broadcast, Purdue football head coach Jeff Brohm said of Karlaftis' injury, "I hope we can get him back."
Purdue led Illinois 14-0 when Karlaftis left the game. Purdue defeated Illinois 31-24.
After Saturday, the all-time series is tied 45-45-6 between Illinois and Purdue.
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The Illinois Fighting Illini football head coach is Lovie Smith.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.