Maryland WR injured in win over JMU, status not yet known

Maryland WR injured in win over JMU, status not yet known
August 31, 2014, 12:00 am
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Maryland wide receiver Taivon Jacobs was injured in Maryland’s 52-7 win over James Madison, the program announced Saturday evening.

According to the team spokesperson, Jacobs injured the meniscus in one of his knees but the extent of the injury -- including how much time the redshirt freshman could miss, if any -- is not yet known.

Jacobs was injured in the first quarter when he was targeted on a deep pass by quarterback C.J. Brown. The pass fell incomplete, but James Madison defensive back Taylor Reynolds was called for pass interference. Jacobs left the game after the conclusion of that play.

More information on Jacobs’ availability will be provided Sunday.

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Depth in Maryland’s wide receiving corps took a hit this week when junior Levern Jacobs was suspended for the entirety of the 2014 season after violating the university’s Student Code of Conduct.

C.J. Brown, despite admitting he too did not know the extent of Jacobs’ injury Saturday, tried to provide perspective while speaking to the media postgame.

“I think the big thing for us, you know, we’ve been through the injury adversity before,” Brown said. “People understand you’re only one player away and when you have depth at that position at receiver and the competitions we’ve had -- guys are going to have to step up.

“We’ll play it by ear.”