Stephen Morris Injury: Updates on Hurricanes QB's Ankle, Likely Return Date

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Stephen Morris #17 of the Miami Hurricanes throws the ball prior to the game against the Savannah State Tigers on September 21, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Miami (Fla.) quarterback Stephen Morris re-injured his ankle vs. South Florida. From the Miami Herald's Manny Navarro:

#Canes QB Stephen Morris sitting on the sideline with a baseball cap on. Trainers examine his right ankle.

— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) September 28, 2013

Previously, Morris left last week's game against Savannah State in the first quarter with an injury the Hurricanes treated  the injury as a sprained right ankle.

Morris received X-rays on-site at Sun Life Stadium, which came back negative, according to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald:

WQAM's Josh Darrow says #UM QB Stephen Morris x-rays show no break to the right ankle. "Treating it like a sprain."

— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) September 22, 2013

The Hurricanes later ruled Morris out for the game, per Navarro. 

#UM formally announces QB Stephen Morris is out for the remainder of the game with a lower extremity injury

— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) September 22, 2013