The senior season of Warren De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris may be over because of an illness.
Morris, who has committed to play at the University of Michigan, has been diagnosed with mononucleosis. Morris is considered one of the top three high school quarterbacks in the country.
De La Salle Collegiate assistant principal and athletic director Brian Kelly said the illness has forced Morris off the field.
"He's like any other kid with mono, he's not feeling well, he's fatigued, he doesn't have the strength or energy that he would normally have," Kelly said.
Morris was diagnosed with mono last week, but there were no concerns about his spleen, so he played in Saturday's game against Birmingham Brother Rice.
His performance was not top-notch.
"At about half-time, he was in bad shape, really lethargic," Kelly said.
Brian Kelly said there is concern the mono could keep Morris from playing all season, putting a premature end to his high school football career.
"It is a big deal. He's a great kid, he handles things even in al the hoopla that's surrounding him. He handles it extremely well. He's an outstanding teammate, great classmate and everyone is pulling for him," Kelly said.
Shane Morris is currently under doctor's orders to rest.
There remains a hope that he will recover and be able to return to the football field before the season ends.