(Associated Press) (Associated Press)

The 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will be without starting forward Tierney Pfirman for at least one month after the freshman suffered a dislocated right kneecap Saturday.

Pfirman was injured after a knee-to-knee collision in practice before the team departed for Atlanta to play Georgia Tech Sunday. The Terrapins (15-3, 6-1 ACC) won that game, 66-57, with a roster of eight available players, although only seven participated against the Yellow Jackets.

Pfirman is tied for second on the team in scoring (8.6 points per game) and is the fourth Terrapins player to absorb a significant injury this season. Maryland already is without sophomore Brene Moseley, who was in line to be the starting point guard, and starting off-guard Laurin Mincy, a junior. Both players are out for the season with torn ACLs.

Also out for the season with a torn ACL is senior center Essence Townsend.

Maryland’s next game is Thursday night against No. 11 North Carolina (18-1, 6-0) at Comcast Center. The Terrapins’ only conference loss came against the Tar Heels, 60-57, at Carmichael Arena Jan. 3.