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Maryland loses its projected starting DE for the year too

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The season-ending injury to quarterback C.J. Brown unfortunately will not be the only major one impacting the Maryland Terrapins this fall.

Second-year coach Randy Edsall will have to deal with significant injuries on the defensive side of the ball too, starting with defensive end Andre Monroe (pictured). Monroe, who started four games last year and was expected to start this season, will miss the season with a knee injury that will require surgery.

“It’s amazing because Andre Monroe, he was just running straight ahead. He was running a sprint and his knee kind of gave out and that was it,” Edsall said. “So a lot of the issues that we have haven’t even been contact-type situations. (You) “just work the guys that are out there — that’s all you can do.”

Also out for various lengths are linebacker Kenny Tate (leg), cornerback A.J. Hendy (ankle), cornerback Isaac Goins (mono) and safety Matt Robinson (left arm).

We’ve said it before: it didn’t feel like Maryland could stoop much lower than last year’s 2-10 effort. Injuries could keep it on par, though. That’s unfortunate for Edsall since there’s absolutely nothing he can do about them.

(Hat tip: Baltimore Sun) 

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6 Responses to “Maryland loses its projected starting DE for the year too”
  1. southernpatriots says: Aug 21, 2012 10:19 PM

    This is bad news on top of bad news for Maryland as Ben wrote. When you think it is about as bad it gets (injury wise), it gets worse.

    There appears to be a rash of injuries in this practice season, ending the season, or even ending the careers of some college football players. All are not concussions and all are not knees but many are.

    I don’t know what can be done, but I know some great physicians involved in sports medicine and I am going to inquire of them if they can see anything that can be done to reduce these injuries. Maybe sports medicine physicians can make recommendations to sports equipment manufacturers and some new or improved safety equipment may be designed to help protect the players better?

  2. djstat says: Aug 21, 2012 11:39 PM

    It’s called Karma and it’s biting Edsel in the @$$. Sure glad AD Kevin Anderson ran Ralph friedgen out of Maryland

  3. clevelandschronic2 says: Aug 22, 2012 8:28 AM

    Karma is a bitch. N it sounds like Maryland is finding out the hard way.

  4. nolanwiffle says: Aug 22, 2012 8:55 AM

    What “karma” are the two of you referring to? Is Maryland the only program to suffer preseason injuries this year? This stuff happens everywhere.

    As for the continued infatuation with Ralph Friedgen, what good old days are you pining for, exactly?

    2001: 10-2
    2002: 11-3
    2003: 10-3
    2004: 5-6
    2005: 5-6
    2006: 9-4
    2007: 6-7
    2008: 8-5
    2009: 2-10
    2010: 9-4

    So after having some success in his first three seasons coaching Ron Vanderlinden’s recruits, Friedgen proceeded to go 44-42 over the next seven seasons. The change was needed.

  5. wethog66 says: Aug 22, 2012 2:20 PM

    @nolanwiffle

    Please stop, you are stating facts. Not appreciated around here.

    I do think good old Fridge put a voodoo hex on the Terps when he supposedly burned his diploma. lol

  6. tigersgeaux says: Aug 23, 2012 8:46 PM

    @wethog66

    The best humor is truthful. Funny!

    Old Fridge huh? Now that’s bringing back memories.

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