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Shoulder injury ends Terps’ top CB’s season, career

Dexter McDougle, Bryan Underwood AP

Maryland may be off to its first 3-0 start since the 2001 season, but the Terps have been dealt a very significant blow moving forward.

Sunday, head coach Randy Edsall announced that cornerback Dexter McDougle suffered a shoulder injury in the win against UConn Saturday. The injury is significant enough that it will require season-ending surgery.

Because McDougle is a fifth-year senior, and hasn’t lost a season of competition due to injury, his collegiate career has come to an end.

“Dexter was playing as good as he’s played since I’ve been here,” third-year head coach Randy Edsall said. “It’s just sad that this happened to him.”

The injury occurred during a game in which McDougle intercepted two passes, one of which he returned 49 yards for a touchdown. The pair of picks against the Huskies were McDougle’s second and third in three games this season.

The loss of McDougle leaves a huge void both in performance and leadership. Over the past two-plus seasons, the veteran corner had started 27 straight games.

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4 Responses to “Shoulder injury ends Terps’ top CB’s season, career”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    I wish this young man much success in the future…

  2. rayray52 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:29 AM

    Very sad. The way he was playing made him look like he would shoot up draft boards from the projected 7th round to undrafted at the beginning of the season to possibly a 3rd or 4th rounder. An NFL team will be lucky to get him at a decreased price this April

  3. knowerofallthings says: Sep 16, 2013 2:19 PM

    Very tough to hear, get well, rehab and go far in life

  4. voorheesma says: Sep 16, 2013 4:09 PM

    Tough loss. Now both cb’s are out. Dex was making a case or all ACC and was D POW even though he was injured.

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