UM quarterback Stephen Morris, who sprained his left ankle Saturday, returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. Morris’ injured ankle was not visibly wrapped. He repeatedly practiced his drop-back steps, releasing the ball to receivers each time — and zipping it with velocity.
When the horn sounded, Morris jogged to the rest of his teammates, who had gathered to start the more intense part of practice.
The media, which is allowed to view the first 15 minutes, then left.
“[Backup] Ryan [ Williams] took all the reps,” said coach Al Golden, who said third-team quarterback Preston Dewey also made throws. “We’re moving forward with Ryan, and we’ll see if Stephen can in these last 72 hours do something.”
Morris spent the practice helping relay plays in the huddle and giving guidance to the other quarterbacks. “He’s going to get back in there but we have confidence in whichever quarterback starts,’’ said guard Jon Feliciano.
Added tailback Eduardo Clements: “He’s always a guy that heals from injuries quick. He never wants us to see him down.’’
Golden said Morris’ ankle was still swollen. “He’s in a boot if he’s not here,” Golden said.