Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart taken off on stretcher

As he went into a slide, his right leg appeared to get stuck in the turf, and he immediately signaled he had been hurt.

Harvard Crimson head coach Tim Murphy checks on quarterback Tom Stewart (14) as Stewart leaves the game on a stretcher late in the fourth quarter.
Harvard Crimson head coach Tim Murphy checks on quarterback Tom Stewart (14) as Stewart leaves the game on a stretcher late in the fourth quarter. –Barry Chin / Globe Staff

Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart had to be taken off the field on a stretcher late in the fourth quarter of the Crimson’s 45-27 win over Yale Saturday at Fenway Park.

The senior kept the ball on a read option and rolled right. As he went into a slide, his right leg appeared to get stuck in the turf, and he immediately signaled he had been hurt.

“I don’t know what the injury is yet,’’ said Harvard coach Tim Murphy. “I talked to our sports medicine people immediately as soon as he left the field, and they said it could be a hip dislocation, which if it is, is a very significant injury. Heartbreaking for that to happen that late in the game, that late in his career.’’

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Stewart injured his right (throwing) shoulder in last week’s game and was a game-time decision on Saturday.

“Tom wasn’t supposed to play,’’ said Murphy. “He didn’t take a single snap this week. The doctors said he’ll never be able to play this weekend. He said, ‘I’ll play. I’ll play.’ He hadn’t thrown a pass in about a week . . . It’s just heartbreaking to see his season have to end that way.’’

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