Maryland’s victory over Texas in the season opener had its cost as quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to head coach D.J. Durkin.
“On Piggy [Tyrrell Pigrome], Piggy tore his (right) ACL. He’ll be having surgery here later this week,” Durkin said. “That’ll put him on the shelf for the season. Very tough for him and for our program.”
Pigrome suffered the injury in the final play of the third quarter when he was running with the football and fell on the ground, immediately grabbing his leg. Pigrome tried to limp off the field, but he went back down and had to be carried off by teammates.
Pigrome was having a solid day prior to his injury has threw for 175 yards, two total touchdowns, an interception and ran for 64 yards on 11 carries.
Pigrome was replaced by freshman Kasim Hill, who threw for 44 yards and ran for a touchdown.
“Kasim came in there and was just, handled the moment. That’s a hard spot, true freshman coming into the game his first ever college football game on the road third and 19, he goes and strokes the ball to DJ Moore,” Durkin said after the game. “So that tells you a little bit about him.”
Maryland’s defensive end Jesse Aniebonam will be out indefinitely with a fractured ankle he suffered against Texas.
“Jess is one of our guys that we think is a dynamic pass-rusher,” Durkin said. “He’s put together his best work through this offseason – spring ball and training camp. That’s a hard one – to see the disappointment on his face.”