Maryland wide receiver Kerry Boykins will miss Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech with a lingering hip injury.
He might not play again this season for the Terrapins, either.
“I don’t think it looks good,” coach Randy Edsall said. “He’s got some issues there and he’s been presented different scenarios in terms of how to handle that.”
Boykins has played in four games this season, hauling in four receptions for 36 yards. He’s missed three straight games and four of the last five with hip and groin injuries.
Edsall said Boykins was presented three methods of dealing with the apparent labrum injury, two of which include surgery. He said he met with the fifth-year senior earlier Thursday to discuss the options.
“He’s going to have to decide in terms of what he wants to have done in terms of the three scenarios that were presented to him,” Edsall said. “I would doubt that we see him the rest of the year. I hope he could get back out there, but it’s not looking good.”
Boykins has 57 catches for 669 yards and a touchdown in his career, which spans 39 games (including nine starts). He would be an unlikely candidate for a hardship waiver because this is the only season he’s missed significant time because of injury.
SPRING LOOKAHEAD AT QB
Maryland is out of scholarship quarterback for this season. It’s also possible they’ll be short-handed in the spring.
The Terps figure to have New Mexico transfer Ricardo Young and walk-on Dustin Dailey at their disposal. Beyond that? The No. 3 guy even in March and April could be linebacker Shawn Petty.
“I know we have Ricardo and I know we have Dustin, and if we have to continue to have Shawn, we’ll have Shawn,” Edsall said. “That’s the least of my worries, but for some reason today I was looking at something and it kind of crossed my mind.”
Perry Hills (ACL tear) and Devin Burns (Lisfranc) will almost certainly not be available come the spring. It might be possible for C.J. Brown, who suffered his ACL tear in August, to be ready to throw.
“I’ll worry about that when the time comes,” Edsall said. “There’s more fish to fry.”
CONABOY, FULPER COULD PLAY
Maryland could get reinforcements on the offensive line with the possible return of center Sal Conaboy and guard Bennett Fulper.
Both players left the Oct. 13 game at Virginia with injuries and have not played the last two games.
“Sal definitely and it looks good for Bennett, but we’ll know a little bit more after today,” Edsall said.
—- Patrick Stevens