With starting quarterback C.J. Brown lost for the season and a first-string safety out at least for the opener, the Maryland football team rested several other starters during Saturday’s scrimamge and apparently escaped without significant injuries elsewhere .
Starting linebacker Kenny Tate watched the two-hour scrimmage from the sideline, at times with Matt Robinson, the starting strong safety whose arm was in a sling to stabilize his injured left shoulder.
Tate had knee surgery in the offseason that limited him to four games last year, but the senior has been participating in training camp since it began on Aug. 6.
Place kicker Nick Ferrara also sat out as Coach Randy Edsall evaluated other players at the position.
Among those hurt during the scrimmage was was backup safety A.J. Hendy, who began trainng camp at cornerback. Hendy moved to safety in a minor secondary shuffle triggered when Robinson was hurt in practice this week.
Hendy’s injury, according to Edsall, was to the sophomore’s ankle.
“I don’t any of the severity yet,” Edsall said. “We’ll find out a little bit more tomorrow.”
Junior reserve nose tackle Isaiah Ross, meantime, tweaked his hamstring and missed most of the scrimmage.
“When things like that happen today, there’s no need for me to have those guys out there at this point in time,” Edsall said. “They’ll get a little bit of time off here, and hopefully most of those guys will be ready for Wednesday” when the team scrimmages again.
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