Update Oct 18 12:50 p.m. Taulia is said to be a game time decision, but it certainly doesn’t look good for the senior QB.
Maryland starting quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa reaggravated previous knee injury, Locksley said. He got an MRI and a second opinion. His availability for the Northwestern game is a "game-time decision," Locksley said.— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) October 18, 2022
Update: Head coach Mike Locksley said after the game that Tagovailoa suffered a “lower-leg” injury but was unsure if it involved his knee or ankle. The senior quarterback will get an MRI today for further diagnosis.
Locksley says that Taulia Tagovailoa suffered a lower leg injury and will get an MRI tomorrow.— Emmett Siegel (@EmmettSiegel_) October 15, 2022
Was apparently celebrating with teammates after the game.
Maryland Terrapins starting quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has suffered a leg injury and has been carted off the field during Saturday’s road matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers. The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter as the Terps find themselves on the losing end of a tight 27-24 contest.
#EwaBeach native Taulia Tagovailoa is carted off the field in the 4th qtr of Maryland's game vs Indiana. Looks like he takes a helmet to the knee that makes it bend awkwardly. No updated yet. Terrible to see. #CFBHawaii pic.twitter.com/YClyypIYD4— Alan Hoshida (@AHoshidaSports) October 15, 2022
Brutal for Taulia Tagovailoa, injured knee, clearly serious. pic.twitter.com/1JEbp3gKi0— Pete Gilbert (@WBALPete) October 15, 2022
This is an extremely tough blow for Maryland as Tagovailoa has been the centerpiece of the team’s explosive offense. The senior QB and younger brother of Miami Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa has been a bellwether for the Terps this season, throwing for 1,731 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Prior to the injury, he had gone 25-39 through the air for 270 yards and two touchdowns in this tight Big Ten East matchup. Backup Billy Edwards Jr. has stepped into his place.
Maryland closed as a 10.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, but trails 27-24 with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.