Miami Hurricanes senior quarterback Stephen Morris left tonight’s game vs Savanna State with 8:51 left in the first quarter with an apparent right ankle injury. On 560 WQAM, sideline reporter Josh Darrow said UM was “treating it like a sprain” and that x-rays showed no break.
Morris left the field under his own power favoring his right leg. He was checked out by trainers on the sideline, then donned a ballcap and returned to the locker room. Morris was 3 for 4 for 82 yards including an 80-yard touchdown pass to Allen Hurns before exiting.
Backup Ryan Williams relieved him and completed nine of his first 10 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
Morris entered the 2013 college football season as one of the top QBs in the nation, as well as a potential first-round NFL Draft pick. This, after throwing for career-best 3,345 yards and 21 touchdowns, while completing 58.2 percent of passes (245-of-421) last season.
Morris has already surpassed Brock Berlin for 11th place on the all-time UM passing list this year, and is on pace to graduate as one of the greatest to ever come through the tradition-rich program, and will likely be the latest player from the U to make an impact in the NFL.