First major injury of season strikes Maryland football

First major injury of season strikes Maryland football
August 9, 2014, 9:00 pm
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(Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Maryland freshman offensive lineman Sean Christie will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his knee, head coach Randy Edsall announced before practice on Saturday. The injury is likely season-ending.

Edsall did not specify which ligament in the knee was damaged, other than saying it was not the ACL. Surgery can take place after a reduction of swelling in the area takes place, he said.

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Christie, a 6-4, 310-pound native of Medford, N.Y., was a two-star prospect and the 10th-best player in the state of New York from the high school class of 2014, according to Rivals.com. He was listed as the fourth player at right guard for the Terrapins on the team's preseason depth chart behind Andrew Zeller, JuJuan Dulaney, and Maurice Skelton.