- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 8, 2007


Defensive end Jeremy Navarre will miss the rest of spring practice with a knee injury, coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday.

Navarre suffered damage to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in Thursday’s practice and was carted off the field. Friedgen said Navarre would be out four to six weeks, but hoped he could avoid surgery.

“The positive thing is we have enough depth there,” Friedgen said. “Jeremy can play. We know that. Let’s see if we can get somebody else that can play and make us a better team.”

Friedgen said Jared Harrell and Mack Frost will fill in for Navarre through the April 28 spring game.

The Terps are also likely to be without tailback Keon Lattimore (back) for the rest of the spring. Freshman tailback Da’Rel Scott, who left Tuesday’s practice with a knee injury, will have another MRI exam this week and could return as early as Thursday. Friedgen said right guard Andrew Crummey, who also left practice Thursday, has a severely sprained left ankle but could return before the end of the month.

That leaves the Terps with seven healthy scholarship offensive linemen, and one of them (Jack Griffin) twisted an ankle in yesterday’s scrimmage.

Quarterback Jordan Steffy was 4-for-6 for 33 yards in the scrimmage, while Josh Portis went 2-for-7 for 16 yards and an interception. Freshman Morgan Green received the bulk of the work at tailback, rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, including a 46-yard burst.

Patrick Stevens

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