In what must seem like a joke to most Terps fans, the University of Maryland announced this week’s injury report, but preempted it with an announcement that QB Devin Burns and WR Marcus Leak are now out for the year. Burns, who converted from Wide Receiver during summer camp became the third Maryland Quarterback to be lost for the season, Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury. Meanwhile, Leak suffered a fractured toe after one of his better performances of the year last Saturday.
Via a press release:
“Obviously this is something that is very tough on both of these guys and our team,” Edsall said. “I feel for both Devin and Marcus because I know they want to be out there competing. Both have been team-first guys who have done everything we have asked, and we will be here to support them as they begin the rehab process.”
The loss of Burns leaves just Caleb Rowe, a freshman, as the only Quarterback on the roster. Shawn Petty, a freshman linebacker from Eleanor Roosevelt High School has switched to Quarterback and will become Rowe’s backup. Brian McMahon has converted from Tight End to be the third string Quarterback, also a freshman.
Rowe did look good in his relief appearance during the two-minute drill against NC State, and had it not been for the missed field goal would have been one of the heroes of the game. Boston College will be unprepared for Rowe this weekend, but you can imagine with a Freshman in his first start, BC will come after Rowe and keep the pressure on him.
Even in the late game situation, Rowe seemed to be able to handle himself and the pressure NC State brought on the final drive and even showed some escapability when he got out of the pocket. We’ll have to see how he performs given time to actually prepare and gameplan for a team.
On to the actual injury report:
|QB||C.J. Brown||Knee||Out for the season|
|QB||Devin Burns||Foot||Out for the season|
|QB||Perry Hills||Knee||Out for the season|
|PK/P||Nick Ferrara||Hip||Out for the season|
|WR||Marcus Leak||Toe||Out for the season|
|DL||Andre Monroe||Knee||Out for the season|
As that Albanian guy in Taken said, “Good Luck.”
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