Republished from the Jefferson City News Tribune
Morgan Steward’s football career stalled for two seasons after he suffered an unusual hip injury. It came to an end Friday.
The Missouri Tiger tailback will be retiring from football.
Steward hurt his hip during fall camp in August of 2014. He initially thought it was a minor injury, but it ended up sidelining him for all of 2014.
During fall camp the following year, he said he believed he would return to the field, but he played in just three games last season before the hip caused him to miss the rest of the year. He had just 10 rushing attempts for 18 yards. In 2013, Steward ran 21 times for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Steward’s retirement means just five players from the 2012 recruiting class will be on Missouri’s roster this season. One of them, Harold Brantley, has yet to return to the field from career-threatening injuries suffered in a June 2015 car accident.
Steward graduated in December.