Add on Wes Brown’s name to the litany of injuries the Maryland Terrapins have suffered this season.
Brown, who came into the week as Maryland’s leading rusher with 399 yards, will miss the final two games of the season and potentially some of spring training due to a torn labrum. Brown has opted to have surgery rather than risk further damage to the shoulder, but had previously been playing hurt since the Wake Forest game. The ankle injury sustained two weeks ago was the last straw, and the Terrapins shut him down for good (and for his own safety).
That alone speaks to the character of the guy, who certainly appeared to live up to the promise that the true freshman came in with. After starting camp as the third/fourth string running back, Brown shined whenever he got the chance and in doing so secured his spot as the feature back in the Terrapins offense. Brown had been averaging 4.2 yards per carry on the year, and the strong back should be able to come back as healthy as ever.
It is seriously painful seeing all of these guys go down with injuries, but I am hopeful that the worst has already passed and next year these problems will not flare up again. Having surgery now means that Brown will come back healthy before the season and potentially wrestle back his starting job.
Get well soon, Wes!