Sophomore Steve Ingram, Maryland's starting left tackle, will be out six to eight weeks with a fractured right fibula and a sprained right ankle, according to a team spokesman.
Ingram was evaluated by team doctor Stan Lavine yesterday at Sibley Hospital in Washington.
Ingram is expected to spend the next three to four weeks in a walking cast and probably will miss the remainder of the season.
Ingram, probably Maryland's second-best offensive lineman after Mitch Suplee, went down after a running play by halfback Troy Jackson with 8 minutes, 39 seconds left in the third quarter of Maryland's 17-6 win over Virginia on Saturday.
He will be replaced by Dave de Bruin, who filled in for Ingram on Saturday. De Bruin, who was expected to start at guard, has been hampered by a preseason knee injury.
No other Maryland player is expected to miss any playing time in Saturday's game against Syracuse at Byrd Stadium.