Posted: 5:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
By Pete Volk
Maryland linebacker Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil will miss the remainder of the season with a pectoral injury suffered in the Terps' 27-26 win over Virginia, the school announced Monday.
After the game, Edsall called Cudjoe-Virgil "the best pass rusher on the team," and he had excelled coming off the edge in his first season of action with the school. Through five games, he had 18 tackles with three-and-a-half for a loss and three interceptions, and even nabbed an interception.
Cudjoe-Virgil was Maryland's backup at the WILL linebacker position, behind Marcus Whitfield, but Edsall often used both in specialized pass-rushing packages at the same time.
The junior transferred from Division II Seton Hill University after the 2011 season, redshirting last year while sitting out due to NCAA rules.
True freshman Cavon Walker will likely take over as Cudjoe-Virgil's replacement -- he saw plenty of playing time in the junior's absence during the Virginia game, when he had a career-high four tackles. Another option is true freshman Yannick Ngakoue, the highly-touted freshman who has a tackle and an interception this season.