COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback C.J. Brown #16 of the Maryland Terrapins throws a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the second half at Byrd Stadium on October 15, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Maryland football program received some terrible news on Wednesday when it was announced that starting quarterback C.J. Brown was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
The Maryland Terrapins football team was dealt a huge blow on Wednesday, when reports surfaced that starting quarterback CJ Brown sustained a knee injury. Shortly before 1 p.m., the Terps made it official with an announcement that Brown was done for the season with a torn ACL. Apparently, he injured the knee on Tuesday evening during a non-contact drill, via Patrick Stevens of The Washington Times:
Maryland announces C.J. Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury (ACL) in a noncontact drill last night.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) August 15, 2012
After a quarterback derby last year during Randy Edsall's first season, Brown was firmly entrenched as starter heading into 2012. True freshmen Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe were battling behind him for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, with Hills recently gaining an edge.
Of course this comes as a huge blow to Edsall, who's had a tumultuous time in College Park, to say the least. The Terps' coach issued a brief statement on the loss of Brown, via Gene Wang of The Washington Post:
Statement from Randy Esdall: "I feel terrible for CJ. He's worked incredibly hard to be the starting quarterback of this team."— Gene Wang (@gene_wang) August 15, 2012