Maryland men's basketball guard Pe'Shon Howard has broken his foot and will miss as many as 10-12 weeks.

That's obviously disheartening news for the Terps and new coach Mark Turgeon.

Turgeon loves Howard, who can play point guard or shooting guard and is known as a slick passer.

Howard, in his second season, was clearly a starter and a key in the four-guard lineup. He's a pretty rugged one-on-one defender.

The injury is a small broken bone in his left foot.
If Howard returns in 10 weeks, he'll miss 13 games but be back for the start of the ACC schedule on Jan. 8 against N.C. State.
If Howard returns in 12 weeks, he'll miss four or so conference games and return in the heart of the ACC schedule in January.
 
“I feel bad for Pe’Shon,” Turgeon said in a news release this morning that confirmed the buzz about Howard.  “He worked so hard and had a great summer and early fall. He’s been practicing and playing well for us. Hopefully, we’ll get a lot better by the time Pe’Shon joins the team later this year.”
 
Howard averaged 5.4 points and 3.2 assists last season as a freshman.
With Alex Len's eligibility still uncertain, the Terps are now down to seven-- count 'em -- scholarship players.
Got eligibility?