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:

Position Name Injury Status
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
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Out
TE David Stinebaugh Back Out
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Questionable
DB Matt Robinson Groin Questionable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Stefon Diggs Thigh Probable
LB Darin Drakeford Abdomin Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
LB Demetrius Hartsfield Ankle Probable
DL Darius Kilgo Ankle Probable
WR Nigel King Foot Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
RB Albert Reid Shoulder Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable
OL Andrew Zeller Knee Probable

As that Albanian guy in Taken said, “Good Luck.”
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