COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 05: Linebacker Darin Drakeford #52 of the Maryland Terrapins is carted off the field after getting injured against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Byrd Stadium on September 5, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. Maryland won 32-24. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Darin Drakeford Injury Not Serious, Maryland Linebacker Says He'll Recover By Next Game

Linebacker Darin Drakeford was carted off the field against Miami with an ankle injury, but said that it is just a sprain and he should recover by the time Maryland plays West Virginia in two weeks.

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Darin Drakeford Injury Not Likely To Sideline Maryland LB For Long

The Maryland defense got a major scare during the fourth quarter of their 32-24 win over Miami on Monday night when starting linebacker Darin Drakeford went down with an ankle injury. Drakeford laid on the ground for a while and was eventually carted off the field. However, after the game, he indicated the injury wasn't serious.

Drakeford informed reporters that he merely had a sprained ankle and would be ready for Maryland's next game against West Virginia. Via Brendan Darr of 106.7 The Fan:

Darin Drakeford said he just needs some ice and relaxation and should be good for the WVU game. Huge relief for #Terp fans.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


Maryland coach Randy Edsall did hint at the possibility of a player having surgery, but it won't be Drakeford. It could be defensive end Isaiah Ross or safety Eric Franklin.

For more on the Miami vs. Maryland game, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Terps, visit Testudo Times.


Miami Vs. Maryland: Linebacker Darin Drakeford Carted Off Field With Injury

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terps just lost another member of their starting defensive unit. Earlier, defensive end Isaiah Ross had to leave the game with a left leg injury. This time, junior linebacker Darin Drakeford was carted off the field late in the game against Miami. Drakeford was not given the chance to walk off the field, instead being put on the cart right away and taken to the locker room.

Drakeford is a very important part of the Terrapins defense, and if they lose him for any extended period of time, it could be a pretty serious blow because they lack depth at that position. Details about Drakeford's injury are not readily available, but he spent a few moments writhing in pain on the field before being carted off, which is not a good sign.

If Drakeford is out for a while the Terps will ave a difficult time replacing him. We will have more details on this injury as soon as they become available.

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