COLLEGE PARK — As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland was required to put out a detailed injury report each week that listed each injured player, their ailing body part and the player's status heading into the upcoming game.
That is not the case in the Big Ten, which has led to Terps coach Randy Edsall mostly declining to comment on injuries throughout the season for strategic reasons.
Edsall took that same approach Tuesday when asked about star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State and is likely out through at least the end of the regular season, according to multiple sources.
"I'm not talking about injuries," Edsall said when asked about Diggs, who would have missed Saturday's game against Michigan State anyway after being issued a one-game suspension by the Big Ten for his actions during a pre-game skirmish at Penn State Nov. 1. "I never talk about them. We'll find out who's available. Stefon is suspended for this game, and we'll find out who's available by the end of the week."
"I feel bad for him. But at the same time, we have other guys who need to step up. That's the beauty of having depth, guys who have experience.
"I don't really know the situation too much. But at the same time, he's a very gifted athlete. He's a special guy, and I know he'll be on the sideline cheering for us."
Outside linebacker Yannick Ngakoue
"We've just got to hold it down for him and just play hard because we know he would want to be out there with us, so we've got his back. We've got his back, and we're just going to keep going hard for him until he gets back."
"He's a great leader out there for all of us. He's a great player, a great personality to have, and we're going to miss him. But at the same time, that's how football is. You might not have somebody with you, so I've been really impressed with how Jacquille Veii and some of the other wide receivers have been stepping up, and they've been playing well. They're all experienced. It's not like anyone's going to see action for the first time, so we're all confident in everybody we've got. They wouldn't be playing if we weren't confident in them, so I'm sure they're going to have great games."