Injured star wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long will be among those players who will not participate in spring practices for Maryland in the coming months, head coach Randy Edsall announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
The announcement is not unexpected, considering the two both underwent surgery to repair broken bones in their legs after being injured on Oct. 19 against Wake Forest.
Edsall has said in the past that the two are “coming along fine” but would not be fully participating in the spring. He expects both back for the start of the 2014 season.
Along with Diggs and Long, Edsall announced the other players who would not be participating:
- Milan Collins
- Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil
- Elvis Dennah
- Derwin Gray
- Kingsley Opara
- Jarrett Ross
- Ty Tucker
- Alex Twine
Collins was injured prior to the start of the 2013 season, while Cudjoe-Virgil and Opara both underwent surgery during the year. Ross and Twine underwent surgery following the conclusion of the season.
Derwin Gray is one of Maryland’s prized recruits on the offensive line, a four-star prospect who enrolled for the spring semester.