Already this season — in the same game — Maryland has lost its top two wide receivers. Now, one of the receivers who helped fill those immense shoes will find himself on the sidelines as well.
On Thursday’s injury report ahead of the game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Levern Jacobs was ruled out due to the lingering effects of a concussion. Jacobs suffered the head injury during last Saturday’s double-digit loss to Syracuse.
Jacobs is third on the team, and tops among active pass-catchers, with 27 receptions for 489 yards.
Additionally, fellow receiver DeAndre Lane will not play against the Hokies due to a hamstring injury. As the Washington Post notes, the injuries leave the Terps with just five healthy receivers, one of whom, former Hokie Ricardo Young, was converted from quarterback recently. That quintet, the Post states, have totaled just 39 career receptions for 537 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Deon Long and Stefon Diggs, the two starting receivers who broke bones in their legs in the same mid-October game, remain one-two in receptions and receiving yards despite missing the past month of the season.