Justin Holman missed the second half of Central Florida’s game against Michigan last week.
Now the starting quarterback’s status against Maryland is up in the air for Friday’s game.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Holman suffered a hamstring injury against the Wolverines and didn’t play in the second half of the 55-14 loss. The injury occurred on a 35-yard run in the second quarter.
Coach Scott Frost has a policy of not discussing player injuries at any time, so the injury wasn’t confirmed.
“We’ll evaluate Justin as the week goes on and we’ll evaluate the rest of the guys that could be ready to play on Saturday as the week goes on and we’ll make a decision,” Frost told the media on Monday.
Senior Nick Patti is currently listed as the backup and would be the likely starter if Holman can’t go.
Through two games in 2016, Holman completed 17-of-39 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. The senior signal caller went 3-of-11 for just 19 yards before leaving Saturday’s game.
He did carry the ball seven times for 46 yards.
On the other hand, Patti hasn’t play a ton since transferring from Boise State after his freshman campaign.
Patti has completed 8-of-18 passes for 85 yards in two games this season. In relief of Holman on Saturday, he went 3-of-11 for 37 yards while rushing eight times for 21 yards.
In Central Florida’s season opener against South Carolina State, Patti completed 5-of-7 throws for 48 yards.
He hasn’t recorded a touchdown or interception thus far.
Maryland certainly was perceived to be the favorite heading into Friday’s matchup. If Holman can’t go, it definitely make things a whole lot easier for the Terrapin defense.