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.
Terrible start to the weekend for #USMNT and @SoundersFC fans:— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) February 24, 2018
Hearing Jordan Morris torn right ACL and will miss 6-9 months. Tough run for Morris- hamstring end of 2017 and now ACL.
Really sad to see and hope to see him back on pitch soon.
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.
Now it gets worse for the #Sounders. Jordan Morris has to be helped off the pitch and can't put any weight on his right leg. Seattle have already used all 3 subs, so will have to finish the game with 10 men. Hopefully not a serious injury. #SANvSEA #CCL #SCCL2018 pic.twitter.com/JflronLlEK— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) February 23, 2018
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.