An injury that occurred late in Michigan State’s spring game this past April shouldn’t preclude a talented redshirt freshman from being ready for the opener in a couple of months.
Head coach Mark Dantonio confirmed to SpartanNation.com that quarterback Damion Terry suffered a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and underwent surgery to repair the damage. The rehab appears to be going well as Dantonio stated “I expect him back by the first game.”
It’s unclear whether Terry’s availability for the beginning of summer camp in early August will be impacted, however.
Terry battled Connor Cook for the starting job throughout camp last year before the latter (ultimately) won the job and went on to lead the Spartans to the Big Ten title. Cook will enter camp this year as the unquestioned starter, with Terry and sophomore Tyler O’Connor battling for the backup job.
A four-star member of MSU’s 2013 recruiting class, Terry was rated as the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the country. After being in the mix for a starting job as a true freshman even after the season began, Terry ultimately took a redshirt for his first season in East Lansing.