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Maryland kicker Brad Craddock dislocates bone in hand

Craddock was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for surgery.

Maryland kicker Brad Craddock, the reigning Lou Groza Award winner, dislocated a bone in his hand trying to make a tackle during Natrell Jamerson's 98-yard kickoff return touchdown in the first quarter of the Terps' loss to Wisconsin, interim coach Mike Locksley said.

The training staff couldn't get the bone reset, Locksley said, so Craddock was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for surgery. Locksley didn't have any other update on Craddock.

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Craddock had a tough angle on Jamerson and dived awkwardly near midfield. He fell on his right arm and came up grabbing his right hand.

Craddock was replaced by sophomore Adam Greene, who made his first career field goal, a 44-yarder, early in the second quarter. He missed a 46-yard attempt later in the quarter, but the Broadneck graduate made both of his extra-point attempts.

Greene also executed a perfect onside kick in the final minutes of the game, bouncing it to cornerback Sean Davis. But on the other side of the formation, cornerback Jarrett Ross was offside, and the Badgers recovered the second kick.

"Adam's a guy that has great ability," Locksley said. "He's another one of those guys with the next-man-up mentality. We're going to use everybody available to us on our roster to try to win games. I have no problem putting guys in that work their tails off for Sunday through Friday. They'll play. Adam's one of those guys that works, and I'm glad to see that he was able to execute."

Craddock is 8-for-10 on field-goal attempts and 21-for-22 on extra-point attempts this season.

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