Maryland starting safety out for 2016 with torn ACL
Denzel Conyers just couldn’t catch a break in 2016.
The Maryland safety was hospitalized and treated for a concussion he suffered in fall camp. Conyers made a full recovery, but unfortunately, that was short-lived.
Conyers will miss the entire 2016 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Maryland coach DJ Durkin announced.
Maryland safety Denzel Conyers is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to DJ Durkin. Josh Woods will take over.
— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) September 27, 2016
The injury happened in Maryland’s overtime win at UCF in Week 3.
Conyers was having a fine season for the Terps after winning one of the starting safety jobs this offseason. He ranked fourth on the team in tackles.
Without Conyers, the Terps secondary still has depth. Conyers’ replacement, Josh Woods, has 11 tackles this year in limited time. True freshman Qwuantrezz Knight could also see time at safety.
Maryland is off to its first 3-0 start since 2013. The Terps will look to make it 4-0 on Saturday when Purdue comes to College Park.