Maryland redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a knee injury during his team's 52-7 win over James Madison on Saturday, head coach Randy Edsall announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Taivon Jacobs will miss the remainder of the season due to knee injury on Saturday vs James Madison.— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) September 1, 2014
Jacobs was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to examine the extent of the damage caused by a meniscus injury in that game.
The redshirt freshman was injured in the first quarter of Saturday's game when he was targeted on a deep pass by quarterback C.J. Brown. The pass fell incomplete, but he became tangled up with James Madison defensive back Taylor Reynolds and Reynolds was called for pass interference. Jacobs left the game at the conclusion of that play.
During a conference call with the media on Sunday, Edsall declined to go into detail about what a contingency plan at wide receiver for his team would look like if tests showed that Jacobs would miss a significant amount of time.
"We'll start talking about those things here later this afternoon after we get off the practice field," he 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."
Monday's news is the second major personnel blow to the team's wide receiving corps in the span of a week. On Friday, the program announced that Levern Jacobs had been suspended for the season after violating the university's Student Code of Conduct.
Following Saturday's game, before he knew the extent of Jacobs' injury, C.J. Brown talked about what the outlook for the unit will be.
“I think the big thing for us, you know, we’ve been through the injury adversity before,” Brown said. “People understand you’re only one player away and when you have depth at that position at receiver and the competitions we’ve had -- guys are going to have to step up."