Terps' Steffy Won't Have Knee Surgery

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Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Maryland quarterback Jordan Steffy said yesterday he won't undergo a knee operation but will consider surgery to relieve arm pain.

"I think it's way too early to be discussing anything," Steffy said of knee surgery. "My goal is to rehab this. I'm not getting any surgeries on my knee. It will be fine."

Maryland enters tomorrow's Red-White game still attempting to determine its starting quarterback. While Sam Hollenbach has a slight edge in the competition over Joel Statham, the Terrapins hoped Steffy also would contend. But a slow recovery from January knee surgery to repair cartilage damage has limited him to one workout.

Steffy discussed redshirting the coming season with coach Ralph Friedgen and will meet soon for a second time with surgeon James Andrews, whom many NFL players seek for arm injuries. Steffy also is seeking a second opinion on his knee.

Surgery to correct a nerve problem in his forearm would sideline Steffy for two months. Less invasive treatments for his knee would allow him to be ready when summer camp opens Aug. …