Maryland starting defensive end Quinton Jefferson will have season-ending surgery on his right knee on Friday, Randy Edsall said on Sunday.
Edsall also said Sunday that backup outside linebacker Cavon Walker will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his foot last week – and that tight end Andrew Isaacs will have an MRI exam Monday after dislocating his knee against Syracuse.
Jefferson and Walker are the latest casualties on a defense that has been banged up. The team’s four starting linebackers are all dealing with lingering injuries; starting outside linebacker Matt Robinson missed Saturday’s game and normal starters Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (foot) and Cole Farrand (shoulder) were limited as backups because of injury.
Defensive back Alvin Hill also suffered an apparent leg injury during Saturday’s game against the Orange, emerging from the locker room on crutches after the game. Edsall didn’t comment on any injuries outside of Jefferson and Walker Sunday, and said the team will continue to evaluate personnel ahead of next week’s Big Ten opener at Indiana.