Unbelievably, Deon Long wasn’t the only Maryland wide receiver to go down with a significant leg injury Saturday.
Following the Terps’ loss to Wake Forest, it was reported that one of the most electrifying players in the country, Stefon Diggs, suffered a broken fibula in the game. That news came in tandem with the word that Long broke his tibia and fibula.
Both players will undergo surgery in short order to repair the damage. There was no timetable given for a potential return for either player, although late November at the earliest would seem to be a sensible — and mildly optimistic — prognosis.
The loss of both players for an extended period of time is a significant blow to Maryland’s offense.
Diggs and Long came into the game with a combined 54 catches for 966 yards and two touchdowns. They were easily the Terps’ top two threats in the receiving game; all the other receivers on the team had accounted for 50 receptions, 654 yards and four touchdowns prior to today.