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Shoulder injury puts Purdue QB Painter's 40-game starting streak in jeopardy

Updated: October 28, 2008, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Curtis Painter's disappointing senior season has gotten worse.

The Purdue quarterback had what coach Joe Tiller called a slight-to-moderate right shoulder separation against Minnesota last weekend, putting his nation-leading streak of 40 consecutive starts in jeopardy heading into Saturday's game against Michigan.

"It will be more up to the player than anyone else," Tiller said of whether or not Painter will play. "He's the guy that knows how he feels. I trust Curtis ...

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