University of Maryland CB Dexter McDougle will miss the rest of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury, head coach Randy Edsall announced on a conference call Sunday. The injury marks the end of the college career for the Terps’ fifth-year senior.
The injury occurred in the Terrapins’ 32-21 win at UConn Saturday night, after McDougle had earlier returned an interception of Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer for a 49 yard touchdown. The injury is particularly costly for the Terps, as they had lost their other starting corner Jeremiah Johnson a week earlier to a toe injury. Johnson has the potential to return to the team in November.
Without their starting corners, the Terps are expected to turn to senior transfer Isaac Goins and true freshman Will Likely as starters. Alvin Hill and Jarrett Ross could also be part of the equation in the secondary.
The Terps return to action Saturday (3:30) against West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. It was announced Sunday that the game will air on ESPNU.