Terps defensive end Andre Monroe out for the season

Preseason injuries pile up on the defense

August 21, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland defensive end Andre Monroe is out for the year (knee) and will have surgery Thursday, coach Randy Edsall said after practice today.

Edsall opened Maryland’s post-practice media availability with a long injury report that disproportionally affected the defense. Edsall started with Monroe's injury and then kept on going.

* Monroe, a redshirt sophomore vying to be a starter, will miss the season. He started four games last year.

* Kenny Tate, a senior starting linebacker, “is going to go visit with the doctors. He’s got a (left leg) injury going right now,” Edsall said. Tate had a right knee injury last season.

* Defensive end Keith Bowers "is probably out two to three weeks right now," Edsall said.

* Cornerback A.J. Hendy “will probably be three to four weeks with that ankle,” Edsall said.

There’s more:

* Cornerback Isaac Goins is out three weeks with mono.

* Safety Matt Robinson (left arm) will miss the season opener against William & Mary and expects to start practicing before Week 2 against Temple. Robinson had a torn labrum last season.

Edsall didn’t use the word “fluke” but suggested some of the injuries were puzzling.

“It’s amazing because Andre Monroe, he was just running straight ahead. He was running a sprint and his knee kind of gave out and that was it,” Edsall said. “So a lot of the issues that we have haven’t even been contact-type situations. (You) "just work the guys that are out there -- that’s all you can do.”

Starting quarterback C.J. Brown (torn ACL) is out for the season. Maryland said that, too, was a non-contact injury.

“It’s almost like déjà vu because we lost a lot of people last year,” Robinson said.  “But we’ve got a lot of enthusiastic coaches so everybody is pretty upbeat.”

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