The day’s big news from CP was also fairly anticipated.
Cornerback Kevin Barnes is done for the year with a broken shoulder blade (coach Ralph Friedgen used the more technical “scapula” while disclosing the injury) and will require surgery and a five-to-six month rehab process.
Barnes met with team physician Craig Bennett on Wednesday, and Friedgen was reluctant to confirm any possibility Barnes’ college career was over until the senior learned the news.
“I still think he had hopes he was going to play,” Friedgen said.
Barnes also suffered damage to his labrum and rotator cuff while making a tackle on Wake Forest’s D.J. Boldin in the second quarter on Saturday.
“It looks like it got him right in the back,” Friedgen said. “Still, he should be protected there. It’s just one of those things I guess.”
Nolan Carroll and Anthony Wiseman will start at cornerback for Maryland this week, with Jamari McCollough and Michael Carter the top reserves.
—- Patrick Stevens