Maryland announced that defensive end Quinton Jefferson will miss the rest of the season and will undergo knee surgery. Jefferson first injured his knee during last weekend’s loss at West Virginia and missed Saturday’s game against Syracuse.
A season ago, Jefferson was a key cog to the Terrapins defense and collected 47 tackles, 7.5 for loss. So far this year, Jefferson started the first three games, recording eight tackles and a sack. It remains unclear whether or not Jefferson will be able to retain his junior year of eligibility, but nonetheless he will be back in a Terrapins jersey next season.
Head coach Randy Edsell has turned to senior Keith Bowers to replace Jefferson, and won an impressive 34-20 victory over the Orange in their final tune up before they open Big 10 conference play.
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