Maryland unable to practice again, decision date set for Michigan State game
Maryland is in danger of having to cancel its second straight game due to COVID-19.
The Terps shut down their program due to an outbreak last week, which meant canceling their game against Ohio State. The hope was that they’d have things under control in time to play Michigan State this weekend, but things are trending in the wrong direction.
According to Emily Giambalvo of the Washington Post, Maryland wasn’t able to practice again on Wednesday.
Terps paused practices last Wednesday after 8 players tested positive for the coronavirus. Team stayed at a hotel Wed-Sun but has been unable to return to practice this week. Saturday game vs. Michigan State has not been called off but doesn't look promising based on timeline.
— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) November 18, 2020
A team spokesman has also told multiple reporters that a final decision will be made on Thursday regarding the Michigan State game.
Maryland football will NOT practice for a third straight day. Last week's game was canceled after 8 players test positive for COVID-19. The team tells me, they will make a decision TOMORROW regarding Saturday's game against Michigan State. @wusa9 @WUSA9sports pic.twitter.com/hdHjxk8gKA
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) November 18, 2020
This outbreak came at a bad time for the Terps. Maryland was coming off back-to-back wins and stellar performances by quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa.
All other Big Ten games for Week 5 are currently expected to be played.