Running backs injured in practices

2 UM

Knee sidelines Scott

Lattimore's back tested

College football

April 04, 2007|By HEATHER A. DINICH

Maryland running back Keon Lattimore is out with a back injury and reserve tailback Da'Rel Scott was carted off the field at practice yesterday with a left knee injury, causing coach Ralph Friedgen concern about depth at the position.

"Running back, that's going to be a real problem," Friedgen said. "I don't know if I'm going to have to move somebody, which I really don't want to do, but I don't know if I'm going to have a choice not to do it."

Lattimore, who was part of a one-two punch at tailback last season with Lance Ball, was injured by a hit Saturday. A magnetic resonance imaging test didn't reveal anything, but Friedgen said Lattimore will undergo more tests. He finished second on the team in rushing last season behind Ball with an average of 57.2 yards per game.

"I've got two tailbacks right now," Friedgen said. "I'm hoping Keon is going to be OK."

Friedgen said he didn't know how severe Scott's injury is, but he was disappointed in the timing of the injury, as Scott had shown significant improvement lately. He was No. 3 on the depth chart before spring practices.

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