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Maryland WR Jeshaun Jones to miss 2019 season with torn ACL

He was expected to be the Terps’ top receiver this season.

Maryland football Jeshaun Jones vs Illinois Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

After a breakout freshman campaign, Maryland wide receiver Jeshaun Jones will miss the 2019 season after tearing his ACL in training camp, the team announced Tuesday.

Jones was expected to be the Terps’ top option at wide receiver this season. He posted 22 receptions, 288 yards and a team-high five receiving touchdowns last season. He burst onto the scene against Texas, scoring a rushing, passing and receiving touchdown on his first three college touches.

This leaves Maryland without one of its top offensive playmakers, although the Terps still have options at receiver. Fellow 2018 recruits Dontay Demus, Darryl Jones and Brian Cobbs showed promise late last season, while senior DJ Turner and junior transfer Sean Savoy should occupy the slot. Still, losing Jones is a massive blow.

Jones is the second Maryland player to tear his ACL this offseason, with senior safety Antwaine Richardson suffering the injury in the spring. Last season, Tahj Capehart tore his ACL in the spring while Lorenzo Harrison III and Kasim Hill went down during the season. Hill and fellow quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome both suffered the injury early in the 2017 season.

Jones will be able to redshirt 2019 and have three years of eligibility remaining.