Terps quarterback C.J. Brown suffers sprained left wrist

  • Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown runs with the ball during the first quarter against Indiana.
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown runs with the ball during the… (Pat Lovell/USA TODAY Sports )
September 27, 2014|By Matt Zenitz | Baltimore Sun Media Group

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown suffered a sprained left wrist during the Terps' win over Indiana Saturday.

Brown was injured during the first half and did not play in the second half. Terps coach Randy Edsall did not say whether he expects Brown to be available for Maryland's game vs. No. 22 Ohio State Saturday in College Park.

Brown had a cast on his left wrist when he came out of the locker room for the second half.

"I don't have any idea yet [on a timetable]," Edsall said. "We'll see. It'll probably be at the end of the week until we have any information on that or what's going to happen with him. I just know that it's a sprained wrist right now, and we'll just go from there."

What has to be frustrating for Brown is that he was playing probably his best game of the season prior to getting hurt.

He completed 10 of 15 for 163 yards with a touchdown pass and no interceptions during the first half. He also ran for a touchdown.

The good news for Brown is that the injury is to his non-throwing arm.

And the good news for the Terps is that they have junior Caleb Rowe if Brown is unavailable available against Ohio State.

Rowe was 12 of 18 for 198 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions after replacing Brown Saturday. He has started games for Maryland in the past.

Brown is the more talented of the two as a runner. But Rowe has the best arm of any of the Terps' quarterbacks and completed seven passes during the second half that went for gains of 17 yards or longer.

"Caleb is always fearless out there," Edsall said. "He kind of drives you nuts a little bit to tell you the truth. But he is well-prepared, and he understands things. He can throw the football. He plays with a tremendous amount of confidence, and he did good things.

"If Caleb has to be the guy to go next week, we feel confident that we can win."


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