Maryland 5-star linebacker and the team’s highest-ranked recruit in the 2021 class will be out indefinitely, according to a report

Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports reported on Tuesday that Terrence Lewis recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. That will keep him out for an extended period of time, though it’s not known currently when he’ll be able to return.

Per the report, Lewis sustained the injury during his high school career but continued to play on it. He underwent surgery after consulting with Maryland’s medical staff and discovering how serious the injury was.

Lewis was expected to come in and immediately compete for playing time for the Terrapins and potentially a starting job. Ermann says there is still hope that the linebacker can return at some point in the fall but it all depends on recovery time and rehab.

Lewis was the No. 1 ranked linebacker in the 2021 recruiting class and was the No. 20 overall prospect in the class. When he’s able to be on the field, Lewis will undoubtedly make an impact on the defensive end for the Terps.