Kevin Ogletree, Virginia's top wide receiver, suffered a serious knee injury and is expected to miss the 2007 season.
Ogletree tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice Friday and will require surgery, coach Al Groh said on Wednesday.
"He tried to make a cut, and it just gave out on him," Groh said on a teleconference with reporters.
The Maryland football team kicked off its spring workout schedule Tuesday at the Terps' on-campus practice facility with a two and one-half hour session.
In the first of 15 spring practices, the Terps focused on individual drills for the first 60 minutes before moving into team drills, including a number of 11-on-11 periods.
When Jordan Steffy signed with Maryland in February, 2004, he became the highest-rated quarterback recruit of the Ralph Friedgen era.
Then came another highly rated recruit, Josh Portis, who transferred from Florida in January 2006.
Those two quarterbacks figure to battle it out this spring for the team's starting spot, left vacant by the departure of Sam Hollenbach. Sophomore Chris Turner along with redshirt freshman Jeremy Ricker are also in the mix.