Maryland's starting quarterback is out for the season.
C.J. Brown suffered a torn knee ligament in a non-contact drill during Tuesday night's practice, the school announced Wednesday.
"I feel terrible for C.J.," coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. "He's worked incredibly hard to be the starting quarterback of this team. He's stepped up and been a tremendous leader. We'll do everything we can to make sure he gets the best treatment to help in his recovery."
After former quarterback Danny O'Brien left to program for Wisconsin, the Terrapins were counting on Brown to carry the load this season. Brown is considered a stronger runner than O'Brien.
The job apparently now goes to true freshman Perry Hills.