In a week that many were eager to see the injury report for the Maryland Terrapins, the latest report showed what many people already assumed about quarterback C.J. Brown.
Brown, who suffered a concussion in the loss at Florida State, is listed as doubtful on the latest version of the Maryland injury report. The Terps signal caller is unlikely to play on Saturday against Virginia, meaning that backup Caleb Rowe will likely start. Rowe has most only seen action in garbage time and hasn’t been given much of an opportunity this season. He did pass for 240 yards and two touchdowns (and three interceptions) against Boston College in his only start of the 2012 season.
Brown isn’t the only Terp suffering from a significant injury. Linebacker Matt Robinson will miss Saturday’s contest due to a “rotator cuff issue,” according to coach Randy Edsall. Robinson has missed 16 games over the past two seasons due to shoulder injuries. Alex Twine will start in place of Robinson and has seen a good amount of success on special teams.
In other news, cornerback Jeremiah Johnson continues his rehabilitation on his broken toe and could return on Nov. 9 against Syracuse. Johnson has been out since the Florida International game and his return would be a huge boost for a team that has lost their top two corners in the first three weeks of the season.
Other notable players that are probable include linebacker Cole Farrand (hand), wideout Nigel King (back), defensive lineman Zeke Riser (ankle), and tight end Dave Stinebaugh (knee).