Terps football team suffers another key injury

Freshman linebacker Twine to miss Saturday's game

November 18, 2011|By Don Markus | The Baltimore Sun

It turns out that redshirt sophomore quarterback Danny O'Brien was not the only Maryland player injured in Saturday's 45-21 loss to Notre Dame at FedEx Field.

O'Brien's broken bone in his nonthrowing arm will sideline him the rest of the season, but an unspecified injury to linebacker Alex Twine will keep the promising freshman out of Saturday's game at Wake Forest. Twine was the ACC's Freshman of the Week after making 12 tackles against the Fighting Irish. Maryland coach Randy Edsall said during his teleconference Thursday that the Terps will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. with only 60 players, including walk-ons. That's 12 below the ACC's limit for road trips.

"In all my years of coaching, I can't remember this small a number," Edsall said.

One of the walk-ons is Troy Jones, who has been elevated from scout-team quarterback to third string. Wide receiver Tony Logan, who played quarterback in high school, will likely back up C.J. Brown at quarterback.

Asked how Logan has looked in practice this week, Edsall said: "He's done some good things there in terms of what we've asked him to do. If need be, we'll have a package for him that he'll be able to handle. Hopefully he doesn't have to [play quarterback], but if he does, we would feel confident that he would be able to go in and run things for us."

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