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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown out for Maryland

By Andrea Adelson

There was more bad news for Maryland on its weekly injury report Thursday.

Freshman stud Stefon Diggs (ankle) is out Saturday against Clemson.

But wait, there's more.

So is starting running back Wes Brown (ankle).

Tally up all the injuries, and the Terps have to face No. 13 Clemson without their leading receiver/all-purpose player in Diggs; leading rusher in Brown; leading tackler in Demetrius Hartsfield AND their top three quarterbacks in Perry Hills, Devin Burns and Caleb Rowe. If anybody has any idea how the Terps are going to keep up with the No. 9 offense in the nation, all suggestions are welcomed.

Seriously, I am not sure I have seen a team with this much bad luck on the injury front.

The injuries to Diggs and Brown are just brutal, when you consider they are integral to helping linebacker-turned-quarterback Shawn Petty. Diggs is currently averaging 174.9 all-purpose yards per game to rank second in the ACC and seventh nationally. If it stands until the end of the year, it would be the best ever by an ACC freshman. Don't forget, Maryland already has lost second-leading receiver Marcus Leak to a season-ending toe injury.

Brown had been featured in the new direct snap "Wild Crab" formation the Terps used last week against Georgia Tech. Without him, Brandon Ross will most likely get the nod as the starter, with Justus Pickett right behind him.

Here is the Terps' full injury report: