The Washington Times - December 11, 2008, 03:40PM

Maryland is now a man down for at least the next three weeks.

Forward Jerome Burney complained about some foot pain on Tuesday. After an MRI exam, it was revealed the sophomore has a stress fracture.

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Burney was averaging 0.6 points and 1.9 rebounds for the Terps (6-2), who play Delaware State tomorrow. But coach Gary Williams said Burney was improving.

“Slowly,” Williams said. “I thought he was playing a little better as time was going on and looking better inpractice. It’s a shame. You don’t like to see guys not get the chance.”

Burney’s minutes – an average of 7.75 over the last four games – will have to go to someone, and it creates an opportunity for Braxton Dupree, Jin Soo Kim or Steve Goins to etch out (or, in Dupree’s case, re-establish) a larger role.

Patrick Stevens