Miami Hurricanes senior quarterback Stephen Morris left Saturday’s game vs Savanna State in the first-quarter with what looked like a serious right ankle injury, but after the game, it was revealed to be just a sprain.
Head coach Al Golden said today Morris should be full-go for Saturday for a noon game in Tampa against the struggling South Florida Bulls:
“It’s not really even a sprain,” Golden said. “It’s a bone bruise.”
Morris was 3/4 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 (245/421) last season.
He’ll also be remembered as one of the central figures in helping navigate the Hurricanes out of NCAA sanctions while keeping them respectable in college football. The Canes are 3-0 and already have a signature win over the Florida Gators, and as long as Morris is at the helm, the Canes will only continue to trend upwards as the season progresses.