Maryland redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will undergo an MRI Monday to reveal the extent of damage caused by an injury suffered in Saturday's win over James Madison, head coach Randy Edsall said in a conference call with the media Sunday.
According to a team spokesperson on Saturday, Jacobs injured his the meniscus in one of his knees during the victory.
Edsall would not go into further detail about what he expected the outcome of the MRI to be and would not elaborate on a possible contingency plan, were Jacobs to be ruled out for a significant amount of time. Among the available options could be activating a freshman like wide receiver Juwann Winfree.
"We'll start talking about those things here later this afternoon after we get off the practice field," Edsall said. "See where we are from a depth standpoint and see what we want to do there and, again, we'll just evaluate it here a little later today and into tomorrow and into the week."
Jacobs was injured early in the first quarter of Maryland’s 52-7 win over James Madison on Saturday. On the play he went down, Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown had targeted him on a deep pass.
The ball fell incomplete, but James Madison defensive back Taylor Reynolds was called for pass interference. Jacobs hobbled off and did not return to the game.
At 5-9, Jacobs is a speedy slot option who complements starters Stefon Diggs and Deon Long on the outside. He redshirted his freshman season, but was often commended by the coaching staff for his work on the scout team.
Maryland travels to Tampa, Fla., to face South Florida on Saturday.