Maryland freshman linebacker Terrence Lewis will miss spring practices after having surgery to repair a torn ACL. Lewis arrived in College Park in January as a highly touted early enrollee and the lone five-star recruit in the Terrapins’ incoming freshman class. He had surgery in January, so based on a typical recovery timeline for knee surgeries, Lewis could return to full health in time for the 2021 season.

Coach Michael Locksley said Tuesday that Lewis joined Maryland’s program after already suffering the injury. Usually, when prospective players take official visits during high school, they can be evaluated by the university’s medical staff. Because the NCAA didn’t allow those visits during the pandemic, Lewis’s knee injury was not discovered until he arrived on campus this winter. 247Sports first reported Lewis’s recent surgery.