COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's defense has already been hit hard this year by injuries to Darin Drakeford and Isaiah Ross, and now the bug continues to bite them against Temple. Andre Monroe, who was making his first start over A.J. Francis at defensive tackle, has been carted off the field and is out of the game with an apparent leg injury.
Monroe has been one of the Terrapins' most consistent players on the Terps defense this year, and his motor on the interior line will definitely be missed. But they do have a very competent replacement in Francis, so they shouldn't feel it too badly in terms of talent, just in terms of depth. For a team that has already looked spotty on defense this year, these injuries are pretty hard to take.