Dexter McDougle will miss the remainder of the season after with a shoulder injury suffered in Maryland's 32-21 over Connecticut Saturday, Randy Edsall announced today in a conference call. The injury will require surgery.
McDougle will not be eligible for a medical redshirt, as this is his fifth season with the team and only first missed due to injury (you have to miss two for a sixth year), meaning his Terrapin career is over.
It's a huge blow for Maryland, who also lost fellow starting cornerback Jeremiah Johnson to a toe injury. Maryland faces a West Virginia offense that will look to spread the ball out to multiple receivers across the field.
Isaac Goins and Will Likely will likely be the starters for Maryland in the game, and while the Mountaineers don't have the same potent offense as years past, they are never an easy task.
Where Maryland could run into issues is further down the position. Alvin Hill was beat for a 75-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion on back-to-back plays against Connecticut. True freshman Jarrett Ross has played less than a handful of snaps on defense. A.J. Hendy has spent most of his Maryland career at safety. Could walk-on Tony Perry see the field? Suddenly, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
McDougle had three interceptions on the year, tying his career high from 2011. He had two against Connecticut, including one returned for a touchdown.