Maryland has already lost the No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks on its depth chart for the season, and now the Terrapins might have to do without their third-string signal-caller this weekend.
During D.J. Durkin’s weekly press conference, he was asked about the status of Max Bortenschlager, who was injured in last week’s game vs. Ohio State. As of right now, the Maryland head coach didn’t have much of an update.
Durkin has no update on Max Bortenschlager's status for Northwestern. The sophomore remains 'day-to-day,' to be evaluated later this week.
— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) October 10, 2017
Bortenschlager was thrust into the starting role last Saturday after the Terps lost Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill earlier this year. If the third-string QB is a no-go, Caleb Henderson will be called into duty for this weekend’s game against Northwestern.
Last weekend against Ohio State, Bortenschlager completed just three-of-12 passes for 16 yards. A week earlier against Minnesota, he completed 18-of-28 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
On the season, Bortenschlager has thrown for 302 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Henderson’s only appearance came against the Buckeyes, throwing just one pass in the contest.
Maryland (3-2) hosts Northwestern (2-3) on Saturday. The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN 2.