Michigan AD Brandon Apologizes in Morris Incident
Did Michigan head coach Brady Hoke knowingly keep Quarterback Shane Morris on the field after a head injury? On Monday, Hoke said based on everything he knows, Morris has a high ankle sprain, but did not suffer a concussion in the loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Early this morning, athletic director Dave Brandon said that Morris suffered what he called a "probable, mild concussion."
Brandon says a "serious lack of communication" led to ailing quarterback Shane Morris staying on the field Saturday against Minnesota when he should have come out of the game.
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 on Morris by Minnesota's Theiren Cockran. Cockran 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.
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.