Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland's leading tackler, to miss Clemson game because of injury

Maryland linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield (9) will miss Saturday’s game against Clemson. (Preston Keres/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Hartsfield, a junior who leads Maryland in tackles with 51 and is second in tackles for a loss with 3.5, left Saturday’s loss at Georgia Tech early in the third quarter with what appeared to be a lower-body injury.

On Maryland’s latest depth chart, released Monday, freshman Alex Twine is listed as Hartsfield’s backup at the WILL linebacker slot.

Tate participated in pregame stretching routines with his right leg bandaged before the game against the Yellow Jackets, but the senior did not play. Coach Randy Edsall said Tate was not close to playing. A school spokesperson confirmed that Tate is in fact physically injured.

Tate was listed as the starter at the STAR linebacker position on Maryland’s depth chart, with redshirt freshman Mario Rowson as his backup. Rowson started against Georgia Tech and had seven tackles (tied for third on the team).

Maryland does not list the extent of each player’s injury in its report.

The other major news from the injury report is that junior defensive lineman Isaiah Ross is now out for the season. Ross started the season opener against Miami but was injured and hasn’t played since. Edsall said in early September that Ross underwent surgery, but would not specify the nature of the injury.

Full injury report after the jump.

Out for the season: OL Andrew Gonnella, DB Matt Robinson, DL Isaiah Ross, TE Dave Stinebaugh.

Out for the game: DL Justin Anderson, OL Justin Gilbert, LB Demetrius Hartsfield, LB Garrett Lederman, DL Andre Monroe, LB Shaquan Virgil.

Doubtful: LB Kenny Tate.

Questionable: LB Darin Drakeford.

Probable: WR Marcus Leak.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.


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