Kaleo's injury may force Terps to change QBs

September 28, 1992|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Staff Writer

Maryland senior starting quarterback John Kaleo will have his right knee examined by team physician Stan Lavine today.

Kaleo, 6 feet and 195 pounds, injured his knee with 8:07 left in the third quarter of Saturday's 49-13 loss to Penn State in Beaver Stadium. Kaleo's foot got caught in the turf after he was hit by a Penn State defender while attempting to pass.

The injury initially was diagnosed as a sprain. Kaleo still had a slight limp yesterday. X-rays were taken at the campus health center yesterday afternoon.

Kaleo had completed 18 of 30 passes for 208 yards before leaving the game. Before Saturday, Kaleo had completed 85 of 150 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns with five interceptions.

If Kaleo can't play, the Terps (0-4) will start redshirt freshman Scott Milanovich against the University of Pittsburgh Saturday night (7 o'clock) at Byrd Stadium.

Milanovich, 6-4 and 220 pounds, from Butler, Pa., was edged out by Kaleo for the starting job in preseason camp. Milanovich completed seven of 15 passes for 128 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown pass after replacing Kaleo against Penn State. It was his first action in a college game, and he was impressive after a rough start when his first pass was intercepted, and the second batted down. Redshirt freshman Tom Marchese, 6-2 and 214 pounds, would become the No. 2 quarterback.

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