Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin has confirmed that quarterback Kasim Hill has torn his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
This is coming at one of the worst times for the school’s football program as they are now down two starting quarterbacks. The Terps are taking bullet-after-bullet at quarterback as they lost their starting quarterback and their backup quarterback all within three-weeks from each other. Maryland started the season with Tyrell Pigrome but he went down to an ACL injury in Maryland’s week 1 victory over Texas and was later replaced by Kasim Hill who took the starting role and ran with it.
In replacement for Pigrome, Kasim Hill, freshman, was playing at a top-notch level and the team felt confident that Hill is the guy to go with to continue the success the team has had to start the 2017 season. Everything fell flat for the Terps when Hill is the latest player to go down to injury and it seems like the ghost from year’s past is coming around as quarterback injuries continue to cloud the football program. In replacement for Hill, Maryland had no choice but to turn to sophomore quarterback Max Bortenschlager.
Maryland is down to their fourth and only quarterback on the roster in Max Bortenschlager and it comes at a time where they have a HUGE three game division stretch. In the next three games, Maryland takes on Minnesota, Ohio State and Northwestern. It’s going to be a rough to see how Maryland responds to their quarterback woes heading into a tough three-week stretch.