Kenny Tate became the latest Maryland football player to join the list of those who will miss the Sept. 1 season opener because of injury. The senior linebacker has a left knee injury, Coach Randy Edsall said following Friday morning’s practice, that will keep him out for three to four weeks.
Tate has been in and out of practice since training camp began on Aug. 6. At that time, Tate pronounced himself a “full go” after he had surgery on his right knee that limited him to four games last season.
Edsall did not disclose the specific nature of Tate’s most recent injury, which apparently occurred a little more than a week ago. Tate sat out the team’s open scrimmage on Saturday at Byrd Stadium.
“Just has some cartilage issues there,” said Edsall, who indicated the injury happened in non-contact drill. “It looks to be probably a three- to four-week situation is what the doctors have told me.”
News of Tate’s extended absence comes one day after potential starting defensive end Andre Monroe had season-ending knee surgery and on the same day starting quarterback C.J. Brown also had knee surgery that will keep him out until next season.
Defensive end Keith Bowers has an undisclosed injury and is expected to miss at least another two weeks.