Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL this weekend, coach Matt Canada announced Tuesday.
Redshirt sophomore Tyrell Pigrome replaced Hill after the latter sustained the injury during the second quarter of a 34-32 loss to Indiana on Saturday. Hill scrambled and twisted his left knee on what Canada called a “freak play.”
“It’s very disappointing,” Canada said, per the Washington Post. “Obviously there are no words to say to make it any better. Great kid. Kid who worked so hard and battled his way back. He will again, but certainly a very, very hard situation for him and his family. But he’ll be back. He’ll be stronger, and he’ll have two really, really strong knees.”
Hill, a sophomore, completed 84 of 170 passes for 1,083 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions in 10 games this season. He played in three games during his freshman season before tearing his right ACL.
“Never thought I’d have to attack this process all over again, but the Lord has more adversity for me to overcome,” Hill wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Pigrome is expected to start for Maryland (5-5 overall, 3-4 Big Ten) in Saturday’s game against Ohio State (9-1, 6.1). The Terrapins are still one win shy from becoming bowl-eligible.