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Jordan Morris undergoes surgery for stress fracture

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Morris has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his leg. There is no word yet on how long he will be out for, but injuries like this don't normally sideline players for especially long.

Morris has been a revelation over the last nine months. He went from fast-rising youth team prospect to the first college player called up to the national team in over a decade. Now he's the star of the U-23 team, a regular with the senior team and has scored against Mexico in front of over 60,000 fans. His recent play has been so impressive that observers were genuinely surprised when he was left off of the United States' Gold Cup roster. It's still unclear why he didn't make the team, but with news of his stress fracture it's possible that this injury is weeks old and ruled him out for the tournament.

Hopefully Morris will not be out for too long. If he's fit for the start of the Stanford season, he can have a good run through the fall, be ready for Olympic qualifying in October and then make the jump to the pros in December, as he recently hinted is his intention.