Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs to undergo MRI on knee Monday

Maryland wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will undergo an MRI on Monday on a meniscus injury suffered during the first half of Saturday’s win over James Madison.

“We will end up finding out what happens from there,” Edsall said of Jacobs, offering no timetable of how long the young wide receiver might be out.

A redshirt freshman who started as the team’s third receiver in the opener, Jacobs limped off the field after being tangled up on a deep throw to the end zone on Maryland’s second drive. Jacobs, who is considered to have the best speed on the team, also was also expected to make a big impact on kickoffs this season as well.

The possibility of losing Jacobs is the latest dent to Maryland’s depth at the position. Jacobs’s older brother, Levern, was suspended Friday for violating the student code of conduct. Veteran wide receiver Marcus Leak, who himself has worked his way back from a leg injury this month, replaced Jacobs at the third wide receiver position Saturday.

It’s not the first time Jacobs has had issues with his knee. He was limited as a true freshman after his senior season at Suitland was cut short after he tore his ACL. 

Maryland could also rely on a younger lineup of receivers. That includes Jacquille Veii, who was converted from running back during the preseason, as well as sophomore Amba Etta-Tawo and true freshman Juwann Winfree.

Edsall said he would evaluate the depth at the position following Sunday night’s practice.

 

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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