A shoulder injury has officially ended UCLA running back Steven Manfro’s football career. The news, first reported by Santa Clarita Valley TV, and confirmed by Manfro’s high school coach Larry Muir, comes after the sixth-year senior reinjured his shoulder during spring practice this week.
“I made the decision last night after consulting with my doctor about my current shoulder situation,” Manfro told SCVTV via text message Tuesday. “But, it is alright, I’ll be fine!”
Muir said he spoke with Manfro, who starred at Valencia High before graduating in 2010, on Monday night after the doctors examined Manfro’s shoulder and advised against continuing to play football.
“He’s a survivor,” Muir told the Daily News. “He’ll take it hard, but he’ll find out what’s next for him in life. He’ll bounce back quick.” Continue reading