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Maryland football’s Dontay Demus Jr. out for the remainder of the season with knee injury

The Terps will be without their top receiver for the rest of the season.

Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

Maryland football senior wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. will undergo surgery on his right knee later this week and will be out for the rest of the season, head coach Michael Locksley announced on Tuesday. Demus Jr. got injured in the second quarter of Friday’s game against then-No. 5 Iowa.

In the first half, Demus Jr. was returning a kickoff and was tackled at about the 10-yard line. The receiver's right leg appeared to buckle and twist as he went down and fumbled the ball that was eventually recovered by Iowa.

After being evaluated by medical staff, Demus Jr. left the field on a cart while shouting to the Maryland sideline “I’m coming back.”

In his first five games of the season, including the performance against Iowa, Demus Jr. totaled 507 receiving yards, three touchdowns on 28 receptions. Demus Jr. averaged 101.40 yards per game and his total receiving yards lead the Terps by more than 200 yards.