For the second straight season, Kasim Hill’s season will be cut short by a torn ACL. A little less than 14 months after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee against UCF, Hill suffered the same fate in his left knee Saturday against Indiana.
Hill’s Instagram post on Sunday all but confirmed his season was over, and interim head coach Matt Canada made it official at his weekly availability on Tuesday.
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Never thought I’d have to attack this process all over again, but the Lord has more adversity for me to overcome. Every saturday this season I gave my all to every single one of my teammates, as we all honored our brother. This was one of the most special teams that I have ever been a part of. Love everybody on this team, and I’ll always have their back. Hope I made you proud this year @therealjmcnair ❤️ #FOD #MM #79Forever
The injury ends a tough season for the redshirt freshman, who showed signs of why he was a highly-touted recruit but ultimately struggled with consistency. He threw for 1,083 yards nine touchdowns and four interceptions, but only completed 49.4 percent of his passes.
With Hill’s injury and Max Bortenschlager having season-ending ankle surgery earlier this year, Maryland is down to just two scholarship quaterbacks. Redshirt sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome moves to the top of the depth chart and true freshman Tyler DeSue is now listed as his backup. The other quarterbacks on the roster are walk-on freshmen Brian Clarkin and Brayden Hawkins.
Maryland’s running back room is also facing serious injury questions, as Canada said both senior Ty Johnson and sophomore Javon Leake are both game-time decisions this week. Jake Funk will play. Right guard Terrance Davis and wide receiver DJ Turner are also out this week.
Maryland will face No. 9 Ohio State Saturday at noon with another shot at bowl eligibility.