Maryland freshman safety Milan Collins suffered his season-ending ankle fracture “horsing around” in Dorchester Hall, the dormitory where the football team stays during preseason camp, an athletic department spokesman said Wednesday evening.
Little further detail was provided about Collins’s injury, except that it occurred Friday night. A University of Maryland police department crime log lists an “injured/sick person” incident at Dorchester Hall that night at 9:49 p.m.
“We’re very sorry to have this happen to Milan,” Coach Randy Edsall said via the spokesman. “He was playing very well, going to see reps with the second string during our upcoming scrimmage. We’ll do everything we can to support him through his rehab process.”
Collins was a two-way star from Bishop McNamara who also held offers from West Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers and North Carolina State, according to 247sports.com. His father did not return a telephone message. Anthony Johnson, McNamara’s athletic director, said he spoke via text message with Collins’s father, who relayed that Collins was doing well. According to Collins’s Twitter account, he will have surgery on Thursday.
Surgery tomorrow I know God will be watching over me I have nothing to worry about
— Milan Collins (@terps_2) August 14, 2013