Updating a story from earlier this morning, Maryland has released a statement on the condition of offensive lineman Pete DeSouza following a late-night accident, and it’s not good news regarding the redshirt freshman’s ability to finish the 2010 season.
On the other hand, it is good news regarding his ability to continue living.
DeSouza suffered fractures in both of his legs Thursday when a vehicle turned into the path of the scooter he was driving. Needless to say, DeSouza will miss the remainder of the year, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Pete and his family, and we’ll help them anyway we can,” head coach Ralph Friedgen said in a statement. “We hope he makes a speedy recovery.”
DeSouza, who became the Terps’ starting right tackle when a season-ending injury at left tackle pushed him into the offensive line mix, underwent surgery Friday morning and will remain hospitalized through the weekend.