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Reports: Jordan Morris has torn ACL

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Still unconfirmed reports suggest Jordan Morris will miss the better part of the next year for Seattle and the U.S.

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Updated 2/26/2018

2018 was a year for Jordan Morris to bounce back. Morris struggled with injury and form in 2017, and had to suffer the back-to-back blows of missing the World Cup with the United States and losing out on MLS Cup with the Seattle Sounders. Unfortunately, his season might be over before it actually started.

This news is as of yet unconfirmed, but if Holden’s sources are correct, this is an awful blow for Morris. He sustained the injury in Seattle’s opening CONCACAF Champions League match against El Salvador’s Santa Tecla, a match Seattle would go on to lose 2-1. Morris exited that game with the help of trainers, but couldn’t put any weight on his right leg.

UPDATED: confirmed by Seattle Sounders

ACL injuries can be tricky to come back from, and a time table of 6 to 9 months would either put a potential return for Morris at the end of the summer, or possibly not in the MLS season at all. Either way, it’s terrible news for Morris and his respective teams. We all wish him a speedy recovery.