Maryland junior running back Lorenzo Harrison has a torn MCL and a partially torn ACL, Head Coach Mike Locksley announced during his weekly press conference on Tuesday.
Harrison announced on Instagram on Monday night that he will be having knee surgery, but it wasn’t clear what the injury was. Harrison sustained the MCL tear during the first quarter of Maryland’s 59-0 loss to Penn State on Sept. 27.
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Wednesday morning, I’ll be undergoing another knee surgery as a result of this play. I can’t even start to explain how bad it hurts to be taken away from something your heart desires. However, I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, good or bad. So as much as my mind is racing at the moment, I know it will work out in my favor. Hard times either make you or break you. Guess it’s time to get a lil stronger. #keepgoin
Harrison, who is expected to miss the rest of the season, was sidelined for 10 games last year due to injury. The DeMatha product is the second running back on the Terps’ roster to go down with an injury. Redshirt junior Jake Funk tore his ACL in Maryland’s loss to Temple on Sept. 14.
Injuries have kept Harrison from having the same success he had during his freshman and sophomore seasons, where he rushed for a combined 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns.
Maryland still have strength in the backfield with Anthony McFarland, Javon Leake and Tayon Fleet-Davis. The Terps’ run game, which is known to be on the offenses biggest strength, has averaged 223 yards through four games. McFarland currently leads the team in rushing with 264 yards.