As it currently stands, Maryland is reportedly expecting to be without linebacker Durell Nchami for Week 2.

The season opener was not kind in any fashion for the Terrapins. That especially includes a defense that gave up 43 points to a Northwestern offensive attack led by QB Peyton Ramsey.

It was a disappointing showing to start Mike Locksley’s second season with the Terps, but it was also a tough one on the injury front. Nchami, who tore his ACL in 2019, sustained a lower-body injury in the loss.

Fortunately, the injury did not include ligament damage this time around, but his return is unclear at this time:

Nchami had just one tackle in 2019 before his injury. As a freshman in 2018, he showed promise with 15 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and a sack. Hopefully this is a minor setback before returning to the field quickly.