Michael Locksley sets official status for Taulia Tagovailoa, Rakim Jarrett entering Week 5
Michael Locksley and Maryland are coming off a hard-fought effort and loss on the road against Michigan. That game also proved to be costly on the injury front.
Star quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa left the action briefly after taking a hard hit to the ribs. He eventually returned but Locksley confirmed a rib injury after the game.
As for wide receiver Rakim Jarrett, he slammed the back of his head hard into the turf on one play and did not return to action.
On Tuesday, Locksley said both players are progressing in their recoveries. However, he officially listed both guys as gameday decisions for the game vs. Michigan State.
Mike Locksley says that Taulia Tagovailoa and Rakim Jarrett are “gameday decisions” for Maryland football’s game against Michigan State on Saturday.
Both are “progressing nicely” and Locksley says he is staying in line with other Big Ten coaches’ status updates.
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Missing either player would be a big loss for the Terrapins for the contest. Tagovailoa is one of the top QBs in the B1G and has completed 74.6% of his passes this season for 1,100 yards.
Jarrett is currently the team’s leading receiver with 15 catches for 208 yards. We’ll see if either player is able to go on Saturday.
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