Desmond Morgan granted fifth year

Michigan Wolverines linebacker Desmond Morgan will return for a fifth year after the NCAA granted his medical hardship waiver, the school announced.

Morgan on Tuesday posted the NCAA's confirmation email on his Instagram account:

Round 5 is official. Thanks NCAA

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He missed the final 11 games of the 2014 season with an arm injury after appearing in the opener against Appalachian State.

The 6-foot-1, 232-pound Morgan has made 31 career starts in 37 games. He has 229 tackles with 14 tackles for loss, two fumbles recovered and a forced fumble.

Michigan is losing one starter at linebacker in All-Big Ten selection Jake Ryan.