Injuries took a toll on Maryland’s quarterbacks last year, with converted linebacker Shawn Petty finishing the season as the starting quarterback. The injury bug has continued into 2013 for the Terrapins, this time affecting the receiving corps.
In Saturday’s 34-10 loss to Wake Forest, receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long both suffered leg injuries and will miss the rest of the 2013 season.
Diggs and Long formed one of the top receiving duos in the nation, and their absence will be felt by Maryland’s offense.
With Diggs and Long sidelined, Levern Jacobs, Malcolm Culmer, Nigel King and Amba Etta-Two are the Terrapins’ top receiving options. Needless to say, none of those players are as established a receiving option as Diggs or Long.
Maryland still needs one more win to get bowl eligible, and there’s not a guaranteed victory on the schedule.
And without Diggs and Long, the Terrapins’ will have a tough time just getting to the six-win mark.