University of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall announced Sunday that Terps CB Jeremiah Johnson would miss 7-8 weeks with a toe injury.
Edsall told reporters on his weekly Sunday conference call the corner would not require surgery for the fractured toe that already forced him to miss Saturday’s win over Old Dominion. In the win over the Monarchs, the Terrapins used senior transfer Issac Goins and freshman Will Likely and will be expected to use the duo more in Johnson’s absence. Goins recorded his first career interception on ODU’s first possession Saturday.
Johnson is a redshirt junior from Forestville, MD who was hurt in the team’s Week 1 win over Florida International. Maryland has the luxury of having experience with their other starting corner, fifth year senior Dexter McDougle.
The Terps (2-0) return to action Saturday night when they visit the program Edsall left for College Park, UConn. The game kicks off at 7:30pm and will air on ESPN3.com.