Forget a one-game suspension for making contact with a Big Ten official prior to a game at Penn State. What Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is going through sounds like punishment enough. Diggs will reportedly be out for the rest fo the 2014 season with a lacerated kidney. The injury was suffered in the Penn State game two weeks ago, but the door may be open for a return for any potential bowl game.
Citing multiple sources, The Baltimore Sun reported Diggs could likely miss the final games on Maryland’s regular season schedule, but there has been no official word just yet from Maryland with an update on his future status.
Diggs is Maryland’s leading receiver with 654 yards and five touchdowns. Diggs also leads the team with 52 receptions, so the Terrapins will have to move forward without its top target in the passing game. This week Maryland plays at Michigan State, with the Spartans likely to be ready to bounce back in a big way after losing at home to Ohio State this past weekend. Diggs would not have been available for this game anyway. The Big Ten suspended Diggs for one game for a violation prior to kickoff in Maryland’s road game at Penn State. With Maryland off this past weekend, that suspension was to be served this weekend.
Diggs also was a key contributor on special teams with 20 kickoff returns for 478 yards.