The Washington Times - September 18, 2008, 10:01AM

Da’Rel Scott‘s shoulder sprain meant another oft-injured Maryland tailback received his first look of the season Saturday.

It was hardly overwhelming: Two carries, no yards for sophomore Morgan Green.


But he was back, which was better than being stuck on the sideline with a quadriceps pull.

“August was bad,” Green said. “I was out for like 90 percent of camp. It’s just good getting back in a rhythm of things and getting used to the game again.”

There were other concerns as well. Scott quickly solidified the starting job, so much so that Maryland started scaling back his carries about 10 days before the opener. Freshman Davin Meggett, meanwhile, quickly impressed with his multi-faceted skill set.

Green was dropped from the depth chart, and it seemed that opportunity he had long hoped for —- he spent 2005 at Hargrave Military Academy, 2006 redshirting and had all of three carries last year —- was going to slip away with yet another injury.

“I’m thinking I’m never going to play, I’m never going to get better,” Green said. “I’m just waiting for my chance. … It was one of those things where I was stressing all the time and I still pulled a muscle. It was a little frustrating, but I’m just glad that I’m back now.”

Scott is officially questionable for Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan, but it would be no surprise to see him make a cameo appearance before the Terps hand it to Meggett and Green to carry much of the load.

That could mean the first extended time in Green’s career, which would be a fulfilling follow-up to a long-awaited season debut against California.

“It felt good. It was a rush,” Green said. “Hopefully I get a few more and take it from there.”

—- Patrick Stevens