Injury keeps Johnson out vs. ODU

Injury keeps Johnson out vs. ODU
September 7, 2013, 3:15 pm
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(Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

Following Maryland's Week 1 win over Florida International, junior cornerback Jeremiah Johnson was spotted outside of Byrd Stadium on crutches with a boot on his left foot.

Details have been scarce throughout the week, but there is now official confirmation.

Johnson met with doctors earlier in the week about the lower leg injury and, as a result, will not play Saturday vs. Old Dominion, Comcast SportsNet can confirm.

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall will provide more details about the extent of Johnson's injury during a media teleconference on Sunday.

In the win over Florida International, Johnson had two total tackles.

The void on the outside will be filled by Isaac Goins, with help from freshman Will Likely, who impressed the staff during training camp in August, and Alvin Hill.

Goins will line up opposite Dexter McDougle, a senior who had an acrobatic interception against FIU.

News of the injury comes as the Terrapins are set to take on a high-powered Old Dominion offensive attack on Saturday. Monarchs quarterback Taylor Heinicke won the FCS's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy last season after throwing for more than 5,000 yards and tallying 55 total touchdowns.

Old Dominion relies heavily on a spread-style, hurry-up offense and averaged 45 points per game last season.