Maryland basketball point guard Pe'Shon Howard's injury is expected to sideline him for 10-12 weeks, the school announced in a press release. A broken foot is not an easy injury from which to recover, so take this dose of optimism with a grain of salt. However, if the injury timeline is correct, it looks like Howard will be able to play through most of the ACC season.
It all depends on whether Howard can recover at the early part of his projected timeline. If he can come back to the court in 10 weeks, that would allow him to play potentially as soon as the January 8 ACC opener against North Carolina State. If that is too aggressive, he could also return for the January 11 game at home against Wake Forest. If, however, Howard can only return to the court in 12 weeks, he will miss potentially the first four games of the ACC schedule and return for the January 25 game against Duke.
In other words, it looks like Howard will miss anywhere between one and four ACC games at this point, in addition to the non-conference season. A lot can change, of course, but that's a small dose of optimism for a Terps team that is running out of bodies.