The broken leg suffered by Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs did its part to make the Terrapins take a sharp left turn, off track in its 2013 season and forcing the team to readjust on its way to a berth in last year’s Military Bowl.
But now, finally, nine months later, all appears to be back to normal, head coach Randy Edsall said Monday.
“He’s cleared and 100 percent and ready to go,” he said of the junior receiver, Diggs. “I know he’s eager to get going again. He’s very focused and very determined. He wants to get back out here and start playing the game he loves.”
Diggs caught 34 passes for 587 yards and three touchdowns before being injured Oct. 19 against Wake Forest.
He has followed the original recovery timeline laid out for him, going through non-contact drills during spring practice and is now, as Edsall said, ready to go for the 2014 season.
Maryland opens its season on Aug. 30 against James Madison at Byrd Stadium in College Park.