Maryland starting quarterback C.J. Brown has suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the season, the school announced Wednesday. Brown, a junior who started five games last season, suffered the injury Tuesday night in a non-contact drill.
“I feel terrible for C.J.,” coach Randy Edsall said in a prepared statement. “He’s worked incredibly hard to be the starting quarterback of this team. He’s stepped up and been a tremendous leader. We’ll do everything we can to make sure he gets the best treatment to help in his recovery.
“Although C.J. won’t be out on the field, he’ll continue to be an important part of this program. As a captain and team leader, he’ll do everything he can to help mentor the other quarterbacks on our team.”
This is obviously devastating news to a team that's trying to rebound from a 2-10 season and lost another starting quarterback, Danny O'Brien, who decided to transfer to Wisconsin. Edsall said Tuesday that Perry Hills has gained an early edge over fellow true freshman Caleb Rowe as the No. 2 quarterback behind Brown.
Hills just got another promotion.
Edsall will address this in more detail this afternoon. I'll have more for you then.