Jordan Morris was loaned to Welsh side Swansea City this year after being named to the MLS Best XI campaign with the Sounders in 2020. Swansea City pursued the American Forward to help them reach promotion into the Premier League, a move that many also wanted for Morris in order to gain more experience for the national team member.
Unfortunately, just a couple of weeks into his tenure with Swansea, Jordan suffered an ACL tear in his left leg in a noncontact injury. He was carried off on a stretcher and many knew just by the looks of it that his season would be over. Swansea City manager Steve Cooper announced the news that Jordan would indeed be done for the year.
“It’s a cruel injury anyway, but in the circumstances of him fulfilling an ambition and coming to Europe and being a part of what we’re trying to do here. It’s a really tough one for him and us to take.”
It was announced shortly after that Jordan would be heading back to the States in order to have surgery and rehab from the injury. As many remember, Morris also had an ACL tear with the Sounders back in 2018. That one was in his right knee and led him to miss that entire season. When he came back however, he won MLS Comeback Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals and seven assists as the Rave Green captured their second MLS Cup title.
Jordan’s surgery will take place in Santa Monica, California and will be done by Dr. Bert Mandelbaum according to a release by the Sounders.