Maryland football: Starting safety out for 2016 with torn ACL

The Maryland football team has taken a big hit in the secondary.

On Tuesday, Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin addressed the media and announced starting safety Denzel Conyers has suffered a torn ACL that will bring an end to his season.

Conyers suffered the injury in Maryland’s overtime win at UCF in Week 3.

Maryland safety Denzel Conyers is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to DJ Durkin. Josh Woods will take over.

— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) September 27, 2016

Conyers currently ranks fourth on the team in tackles, so Woods has some big shoes to fill in the secondary. True freshman Qwuantrezz Knight could also be worked into the defensive backfield rotation to provide additional depth.

The Terrapins, currently sitting at 3-0 in 2016, return to the field after a week off when they play host to the Purdue Boilermakers. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

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