Maryland Striking Wide Receiver Dontay Demus Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury sustained in Friday’s loss to Iowa.
Terrapins coach Mike Locksley said on Tuesday that Demus will undergo surgery on his right knee later this week. He sustained the injury on a second quarter kick-off return when his leg twisted awkwardly while being tackled. Demus, a senior from Washington, DC, had to be taken away and could be seen saying, “I’ll be back,” as he left the field.
Demus leads Maryland on receptions (28) and receiving yards (507), bringing in three touchdowns. He was also Maryland’s leading recipient in 2019 and 2020, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last fall. Demus has 103 career receptions for 1,740 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Maryland, which visits No. 7 Ohio State this week, is expected to lean more on Rakim Jarrett and Jeshaun Jones in the absence of Demus. The Terrapins list senior Chigoziem Okonkwo as the starter in Demus’ spot on this week’s depth chart. Okonkwo has 11 receptions for 89 yards and three touchdowns this season.