UPDATED SUNDAY: Maryland commit D.J. Turner will need surgery on a fractured fibula and will be out for the remainder of the season, according to David Owens, a from TEGNA partner WUSA in Washington.
The team visited Turner at home Saturday night after his injury to lend its support and Turner thanked all the well wishers on Twitter, vowing to come back strong.
From Saturday …
LANDOVER, Md. — D.J. Turner, a wide receiver at DeMatha Catholic and Maryland commit, suffered a gruesome ankle injury during a nationally televised game Saturday.
Turner suffered the injury when made a tough catch over the middle catch early in the game against No. 2 Miami Central. He immediately began clutching his leg when he was on the turf.
Turner was attended to my medical personnel and left the field on a stretcher. There was no score when Turner left the game. DeMatha quarterback Beau English said the team used the injury to drive them in its 38-14 win.
“When our heart and soul, D.J. Turner, got hurt, we had to win the game for him at that point,” English said. “He’s put in too much work for us to let some guys come in and take that from us. For him to go down, that took a lot out of team, but we started using it for motivation.”
The injury was so graphic that ESPN opted against showing the replay, to its credit.
Among those sending along well wishes on Twitter was Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal, who has had a number of injury setbacks in his career.