9.30.14: Michigan AD apologizes for mistakes with QB injury
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to ailing quarterback Shane Morris playing Saturday against Minnesota when he should not have.
Brandon apologized for mistakes that “created a circumstance that was not in the best interest of one of our student-athletes.”
Brandon says medical staff and coaches on the sideline did not see the fourth-quarter hit Morris took from Minnesota’s Theiren Cockran, who was called for roughing the passer. A wobbly Morris briefly looked as though he was having trouble standing, but the sophomore remained in for the next play and threw an incompletion before coming out of the game.
Brandon says Morris had been treated for a sprained ankle earlier in the game, and medical staff on the sideline believed that was why he stumbled.