As if losses of wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long weren’t gut-wrenching enough, Maryland was dealt a few more blows.
On Thursday evening, Maryland’s latest injury report was released and it wasn’t pretty. Among the players that will Saturday’s homecoming game against Clemson are quarterback C.J. Brown (trunk injury), running back Brandon Ross (shoulder), tight end Dave Stinebaugh (knee), L.A. Goree (back spasms), and safety Anthony Nixon (toe). Brown, Ross, and Nixon all left the Wake Forest game with their respective injuries. Stinebaugh has been listed on the injury report the past few weeks as probable.
Quarterback Caleb Rowe and running back Albert Reid will get the starts at their respective positions in the absence of Brown and Ross.
There was a little bit of good news for the Terps.
Linebackers Matt Robinson (rotator cuff) and Alex Twine (labrum) both missed the Wake Forest game, but will return against Clemson. Fullback Tyler Cierski is likely to make his first appearance of the season. Cierski has missed the first seven weeks of the season after suffering a calf injury in the preseason.
Cornerback Jeremiah Johnson (toe), offensive lineman Nick Klemm (foot), and wide receiver DeAndre Lane (concussion) are all also out for the Clemson game.