Miami coach Al Golden expects QB Stephen Morris (ankle) to play Saturday at South Florida

Miami coach Al Golden said he expects senior quarterback Stephen Morris to be ready to play when the Hurricanes visit South Florida on Saturday (noon, ESPNU).

Morris’ right ankle injury, suffered during Saturday night’s 77-7 win over Savannah State, was originally believed to be a sprain. Golden said it was a bone bruise.

Morris was injured on a first-quarter tackle by Savannah State defensive end Alex Wierzbicki. He fell to the turf and left the game for X-rays, which were negative.

“There’s some soreness, certainly, and some stiffness,” Golden said. “Otherwise Stephen would have been back last night. Everything’s positive.”

Golden said Morris might be held out of Monday’s practice but would likely return on Tuesday and would be full-go on Saturday against the 0-3 Bulls.

“Oh yeah, absolutely,” Golden said. “I feel good about it. … I expect him to be back on the field real soon.”

In relief of Morris, the Hurricanes (3-0) used junior Ryan Williams, who was 11-of-13 for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Gray Crow was 6-of-6 for 55 yards.

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