COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland sophomore guard Melo Trimble played just 14 minutes in Wednesday night’s 88-63 victory over Rutgers. While his team had the game well in hand, Trimble sat out the entirety of the second half with hamstring tightness.
Speaking to the media on Thursday -- one day after saying that Trimble would be “fine” -- head coach Mark Turgeon elaborated on the situation, an injury that he says is related to an issue Trimble worked through last season.
“For us, [news of the injury] started last night. Melo said it has been bothering him for a while,” Turgeon said. “Same thing he had last year. He went through about a two-week period where he wasn’t doing very well. He was stiff.”
Last season, Trimble dealt with a back injury that eventually caused an issue in his left leg. It continued through a portion of the Big Ten season and into February.
Now, the focus for Trimble is getting him healthy and ready to play on Saturday when the Terrapins travel to Madison to face Wisconsin. As of now, he is expected to play.
“He’s doing better today. He’s still stiff, getting a ton of treatment today. He’ll get a massage,” Turgeon went on to say. “I’m expecting him to be better tomorrow than he is today and hopefully he’ll be better on Saturday, so we’ll see.
“It’s something that we’re concerned about, but I think with proper care and stretching he should be fine.”