Missouri running back Morgan Steward has decided to retire due to an injury that turned out to be more serious than originally expected.

In a story by Pete Scantlebury’s PowerMizzou.com, Steward’s season-ending hip injury that he suffered in 2014 turned out to be too much to overcome.

Originally, Steward’s injury — which was described as “non-contact” in practice in August of 2014 — was labeled a “hip strain” and he was said to be day-to-day. Furthermore, an MRI showed there to be no further damage. However, the setback forced him to miss the entire season.

The No. 6 recruit out of the state of Missouri in 2012 appeared in the first three games of 2015 but after only rushing 10 times for 18 yards and still not feeling 100 percent, the team sidelined him for the rest of the year.