Injury sidelines Terps' Rosen

October 04, 1991|By Mike Preston

University of Maryland senior starting cornerback Scott Rosen will miss tomorrow's game against No. 17 Pittsburgh, and possibly four additional weeks, because of extensive damage to his right hamstring.

Rosen first injured the hamstring almost a week before the season opener against Virginia.

He played in the game, only to damage the hamstring further. Rosen said he may have suffered a hematoma above the hamstring and an aneurysm below it.

A medical redshirt would not be permitted since Rosen is still able and is attending classes.

"This is frustrating, and there is not much of a chance for a medical redshirt," said Rosen, one of the Terps tri-captains, who has started three of his five years at Maryland. "This is going to be a day-by-day thing. Hopefully, I could be ready by next week."

Coach Joe Krivak did some shuffling in the secondary last week pending the news on Rosen. Early tests were better than Krivak had expected. Krivak had moved Chad Wiestling, the No. 2 H-back, to strong safety last week and moved No. 2 strong safety Mike Hopson to right cornerback (Rosen's position).

Junior Brandon Bertha is expected to start for Rosen.

"We don't exactly know what's going to happen with Scott," said Krivak. "It could be two, three or four weeks."

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