The Washington Times - October 9, 2007, 06:59PM
College Park

\ The biggest snippet to come today was the revelation Jordan Steffy (concussion suffered Sept. 29) might not be back until next month. Ralph said “from the injury it could be a month.” Thanks to the wonders of the Gregorian calendar, you can figure that would keep him out of games against Virginia (Oct. 20) and Clemson (Oct. 27). And if Steffy is ready to return after then, and if the Terps keep winning, it would be pretty hard to see the starting job just waiting for him when he gets back.\


\ “We’ll have to play that by ear,” Friedgen said. “He thinks he’s getting better. He’s shown some improvement on the tests, but they’re going to need a lot more to be cleared.”\

\ A quick stock watch of everyone else in question…\

\ UP – Guard Andrew Crummey, whose broken fibula isn’t as bad as originally thought and could be back for the Terps’ finale.\

\ DOWN – Defensive tackle Travis Ivey, whose MCL damage in his right knee will keep him out for 4-6 weeks and could eventually lead to season-ending surgery.\

\ UP – Linebacker Chase Bullock, whose ankle injury should be healed enough for him to go.\

\ HOLD – Linebacker Dave Philistin (shoulder) and cornerback Kevin Barnes (neck) wore noncontact jerseys in practice today, but Ralph talked freely about what’s ailing them and expects them to go against Virginia.\

\ UP – Linebacker Erin Henderson is still a possibility for Virginia with his knee injury.\

\ DEFINE AS YOU WISH – Henderson’s weak-side backup, Rick Costa, is out 2-3 weeks with a neck injury and won’t play until Clemson at the earliest. That isn’t good, but anytime someone gets airlifted out of College Park, it has to be considered positive that he could play at any point the rest of the season.\

\ – Patrick Stevens