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Terps lose starting corner for up to two months

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Maryland went into Week 2 without one of its top cover corners. Unfortunately, that’s something the Terps will be forced to get used to moving forward.

Jeremiah Johnson, head coach Randy Edsall said Sunday, will miss anywhere from seven to eight weeks due to injury. Johnson fractured a toe during the season-opening win against FIU, and missed the Terps’ win over Old Dominion this past weekend.

A seven-week timeline would have Johnson returning for an Oct. 26 date with pass-strong Clemson. Further on down the prognosis line would get Johnson back, after a bye week, for Syracuse (Nov. 9) and/or Virginia Tech (Nov. 16).

The good news, at least as far as a speedier return is concerned, is that Johnson will not need surgery.

In 2012, Johnson started all 12 games and led the team in pass breakups with eight. He also added five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

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