Just filed this brief for the dead-tree edition, but figured it will work here as well. …
Maryland left tackle Bruce Campbell will miss the Terrapins’ game Saturday against James Madison with a turf toe in his right foot
Offensive line coach Tom Brattan said the junior, one of only two offensive lineman with a start before last week’s 52-13 loss at California is “definitely out this week.
Junior Paul Pinegar and redshirt freshman R.J. Dill are the likely starters at tackle, with sophomore Tyler Bowen and redshirt freshman Justin Gilbert likely the top backups. Overall, senior center Phil Costa owns more starts (20) than the Terps’ other four probable starters combined (three).
“Bruce is hurt,” Brattan said. “We’ll wait and see what happens. It may be one week, it may be longer than that. I’m not sure. It’s not an injury I think you can rush. It can be a lingering injury. That’s the issue. You have to decide what you’re going to do. Are you going to roll the dice and have him get hurt more and have him lose more time or shut him down completely.”
Campbell’s injury does little to help a line that yielded six sacks in the opener. Nevertheless, it does come more than three weeks before Maryland begins conference play, which could minimize the Terps’ long-term damage assuming the 6-foot-7, 312-pound Campbell can quickly recover.
“I’m not worried,” quarterback Chris Turner said. “It’s not going to change the way I play. But not having him, it does hurt us a little bit. He was the one lineman —- him and Phil —- [were] our leadership and experience.”
—- Patrick Stevens