- The Washington Times - Friday, August 17, 2007

Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak will miss the season after partially tearing an ACL, coaching Ralph Friedgen told reporters after yesterday afternoon’s practice.

The redshirt freshman, who was moved from middle linebacker to the Terrapins’ linebacker-end hybrid position before camp, was competing with two-year starter Trey Covington for a starting job.

“That’s a blow for us right now,” Friedgen told reporters.

Friedgen said Wujciak hyperextended his knee on Tuesday and underwent an MRI exam yesterday.

The injury is a harsh hit for the Terps even though Wujciak has never played a down. Friedgen praised Wujciak throughout last season and even considered burning his redshirt before thinking better of it.

Meanwhile, Friedgen said he would likely make a decision on the starting quarterback after tomorrow’s scrimmage.

He also told reporters tackle Scott Burley was granted a medical hardship waiver and an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. Burley played briefly in last year’s opener against William & Mary but was derailed by nagging injuries. Burley has two years of eligibility remaining.