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Terps lose another player to season-ending injury

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And, no, it isn’t another quarterback.

Instead, and just as unfortunately, Maryland is dealing with the loss of arguably its best player on the defensive side of the ball.

The Terps announced Monday that starting middle linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.  The senior suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s loss to Georgia Tech.

This is another tough loss for the program,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “Demetrius is a captain and has been a leader of this defense both on and off the field. I feel terrible for him because I know how much the game means to him. To have his senior year cut short is just disheartening.

“We will be here to support him through the rehab process and help him with his transition towards the next stage of his career.”

Hartsfield has started all nine games this season and leads the Terps in tackles with 108.  He’s also second on the team in tackles for loss with seven.

All told, the Terps have lost five players to season-ending ACL tears this year, including three starting quarterbacks.  A fourth starting QB was lost to a season-ending foot injury, leaving the Terps with a converted linebacker under center for the remainder of the season.

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4 Responses to “Terps lose another player to season-ending injury”
  1. hovenaut says: Nov 5, 2012 4:42 PM

    Maryland resident, not a Terp fan, but really feel bad for these kids.

    On the other hand, the collective resilience has cooled off the backlash for Edsal after last year’s debacle.

  2. taintedlombardis says: Nov 5, 2012 5:07 PM

    Damn. What an unlucky program.

  3. sufferingphilsfan says: Nov 6, 2012 9:14 AM

    Stop wearing those stupid uniforms…Oregon can do it because Oregon is good…Maryland is pathetic and no one will come to a pathetic program no matter how many uniforms you have. substance over style folks.

  4. dmcgrann says: Nov 7, 2012 12:23 PM

    Oregon’s uniforms have nothing to do with Oregon being “good”. They have everything to do with Phil Knight being an Oregon alum, just as Maryland’s uniforms have everything to do with Kevin Plank being a Maryland alum.

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