Maryland freshman quarterback Kasim Hill is out for the season with a torn ACL he suffered in the Terps loss to UCF on Saturday, head coach D.J. Durkin announced on Tuesday.
Hill’s injury came in the first quarter when he scrambled out of the pocket and was tackled by a pair of UCF defenders. Hill was helped off the field by athletic trainers then he was carted into the locker room where he spent the rest of the game.
“The play Kasim got hurt on, it was a pass and he was scrambling,” Durkin said. “It’s part of the game. It’s certainly something we talk about and have educated him on, on how to avoid hits and all that, but at the end of the day he’s a competitor.”
The Terps now are without their first, and second string quarterback as sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome suffered the same injury against Texas.
“It’s part of the game unfortunately,” Durkin said. “When it happens at the same position, that makes things a little tougher, but it’s part of life. It’s a great way to learn.”
Hill, who is expected to play a big part in Maryland’s future, was impressive when he was on the field. He went 18-21 with 230 passing yards, two touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.