Maryland safety Denzel Conyers suffered a torn ACL in the team’s win over UCF on Sept. 17, head coach DJ Durkin announced on Tuesday. He will have surgery this week.
Conyers went down with injuries twice against UCF, grabbing his knee on the second occasion. Josh Woods came in to replace him and will start for the Terps alongside Darnell Savage Jr. this Saturday against Purdue.
Conyers had 13 tackles on the season, his first collegiate one as a regular starter. He was in his third season at Maryland after spending one year at a junior college. He suffered a concussion at the beginning of practice in August, but rebounded to nail down a starting spot by the end of camp. Maryland could potentially apply for a medical waiver and give him an additional year, but that type of news isn’t usually announced during the season.
“We feel for Denzel. He was a senior, playing really well for us,” Durkin said. “He was and will continue to be a great member of our team, but obviously just in a different way now.”