Terps prepare for Clemson
Already beginning to deal with the reality of losing star wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long for the season due to leg injuries suffered in last week's loss to Wake Forest, more bad injury news came Thursday for Maryland.
Quarterback C.J. Brown, tight end Dave Stinebaugh, and running back Brandon Ross have all been ruled out of Saturday's game against Clemson, meaning that five players of the 11 players who started last week's game on the offensive side of the ball will not play this week.
Brown was listed as a co-starter along with sophomore Caleb Rowe at the quarterback position this week when the preliminary two-deep depth chart was released Monday.
As of Thursday, it was determined that an injury to his midsection/trunk area would keep him out of Saturday's game.
Head coach Randy Edsall said on Thursday that the injury was sustained against Wake Forest and Brown has passed all of the tests related to the concussion he suffered in the team's Week 6 loss to Florida State.
Brown was pulled after halftime against Wake Forest and was replaced by Rowe after throwing two interceptions and being sacked three times.
Ross carried the ball eight times for 39 yards last week, but exited the game with an injury and will not play against Clemson because of a shoulder issue.
The exact timetable for his return has not yet been determined.
Stinebaugh, who caught what proved to be the game-winning touchdown in Week 6's win over Virginia, will not play against Clemson due to a knee injury.
On the year, he has caught 11 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
FULL INJURY REPORT
DB Milan Collins | Ankle | Out for the season
LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil | Upper Body | Out for the season
WR Stefon Diggs | Leg | Out for the season
OL JaJuan Dulaney | Knee | Out for the season
WR Deon Long | Leg | Out for the season
DB Dexter McDougle | Shoulder | Out for the season
DL Mike Minter | Knee | Out for the season
DL Kingsley Opara | Shoulder | Out for the season
DL Ty Tucker | Knee | Out for the season
OL Silvano Altamirano | Back | Out
QB C.J. Brown | Trunk | Out
LS Christian Carpenter | Knee | Out
WR Tyrek Cheeseboro | Head | Out
LB L.A. Goree |Back | Out
K Adam Greene |Quad | Out
DB Jeremiah Johnson | Toe | Out
OL Nick Klemm | Foot | Out
WR DeAndre Lane | Head |Out
DB Anthony Nixon | Toe |Out
RB Brandon Ross | Shoulder | Out
TE Dave Stinebaugh | Knee | Out
DL Zeke Riser | Ankle | Probable
LB Matt Robinson | Shoulder | Probable
LB Alex Twine | Shoulder | Probable