UM Commitment Talks About Injury

This talented player spoke to on Saturday afternoon to give an initial diagnosis on a knee injury he suffered on Friday night. Read on to get all the details, plus his thoughts of playing for Coach Kehoe, another scare he received on Saturday, and what position he'll play at UM.

A lot of people have been concerned since hearing the news of Estero offensive lineman Derrick Morse injuring his knee. I spoke to the UM commitment about the injury and he had some good news to deliver.

"All it was is just a sprain," Morse said on Saturday afternoon. "There is no ligament damage and that's obviously good news."

Morse talked about how the injury happened.

"I was on defense and chasing a play when someone dove at my legs," he said. "It hurt a little right away and I sat out the rest of the night."

The talented lineman said he got a very good intial diagnosis from the team trainers last night.

"They said it was just a sprain," he said. "They said for my to rest up and not put any weight on it. He knows for a fact it wasn't my ACL. I'm going to see the doctor on Monday to see what he says. Hopefully I'll be able to play next week but I may have to sit out a game."

Morse, who committed to Miami last Sunday, talked about the Hurricanes.

"I really like Miami's coaches," he said. "Coach Kehoe is a real nice guy. I worked with him at some camps before and I like the way he coaches. They made it very clear to me that I was one of the top guys and I just figured that's where I want to be."

In addition to last night's incident, Morse said he had another scare at around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

"They had me worried for a bit against Temple," he said. "But I knew they would pull away and that's what they did. I really think they're going to do well this season."

Morse, who has experience at both guard and tackle, was asked about which position he'll play under Coach Kehoe.

"That's funny you ask because Coach Kehoe asked me the same thing," he said. "I told him I like playing both and I'll play wherever the team needs me the most. He said, 'good answer.'"

Morse and his Estero teammates defeated Riverdale 56-7 last night. They play Mariner next Friday in a district game. "Hopefully I'll be able to play, but if I have to sit out a week, that's fine. I'll be back."

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