Torrey Smith limped into the end zone in Maryland's defeat of Florida International on Saturday.
And while the wideout shrugged off any injury on Saturday, coach Ralph Friedgen acknowledged the junior is not completely healthy.
"He's been limited in practice, but we anticipate him playing," Friedgen said on the ACC teleconference Wednesday. "It hurts him when he slows down. We're hoping he'll be ready to practice today or tomorrow and we'll see. He didn't practice yesterday."
Needless to say, Smith is arguably the most crucial piece of the Terrapins' offense. Smith has 355 yards and five touchdowns, both of which account for more than half of Maryland's total in September.
Regardless of what degree of "anticipating" Friedgen is doing this week, it's safe to say he's doing a lot of "hoping." Don't be shocked if Friedgen makes a reference to a rosary in connection with Smith's health at some point or another. A little bit of prayer probably wouldn't hurt Maryland at this stage if it helps keep their top offensive weapon on the field.