'Bad' knee injury sidelines Jordan Morris

The knee injury Jordan Morris suffered on Saturday in Swansea City's 4-1 loss at Huddersfield Town is another ACL injury that will keep him out of the rest of the English League Championship season.

Morris, a second-half sub, landed awkwardly as he lunged for a ball in the open field and left the stadium after the game in a knee brace and on crutches.

On Monday, Swansea manager Steve Cooper revealed the extent of Morris' injury.

"He's had a bad injury unfortunately for him," Cooper said. "It's significant ligament damage, ACL. Everything we hoped it wasn't, unfortunately it is."

Morris, 26, was on loan with the Welsh club through the end of the English Championship season, his first stint abroad after five seasons in MLS. He played four Championship games as a sub for Swansea City and started in the Swans' 3-1 loss to Manchester City in the FA Cup.

Morris is set to return to the United States to prepare for surgery with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum in Santa Monica, California. The injury will likely keep him out of action with the U.S. national team in June and July when it plays in the Concacaf Nations League final four and Gold Cup.

The ACL injury is Morris' second. He was injured in a 2018 Concacaf Champions League match in El Salvador and missed the entire MLS season with the Sounders. He returned in 2019 and helped them win their second MLS title. In 2020, he was an MLS Best XI selection for the first time.

5 comments about "'Bad' knee injury sidelines Jordan Morris".
  1. Wooden Ships, February 23, 2021 at 8:53 a.m.

    Oh man, I feel for him. June or July return seems overly optimistic. I just don't remember the non-contact injuries back in the day. We never did weight lifting, just resistance and plyometrics and playing. Our training-match tempo wasn't as full as today. 

  2. beautiful game replied, February 23, 2021 at 5:43 p.m.

    Non-contact injuries happened before and will happen in the future. Weight or resistance training has nothing to do with such injuries. It's more about the turn and stress on the joints.  

  3. Ric Fonseca, February 23, 2021 at 1:39 p.m.

    Hey, sorry to read about his injury, however, I can and will, uncategorically attest to Dr. Mandelbaum's expertise and he is for sure in one of the world's best knee specialists!  He, Dr. Bert, as we call him, is world renown and he'll put Jordan back on the field sooner than later!  Saludos to one and all!!!

  4. Christopher Osmond, February 26, 2021 at 11:49 a.m.

    Question:  Same knee as before?  Or, was it his other knee?  

  5. Craig Cummings, February 26, 2021 at 8:59 p.m.

    Man this sucks. How long to  play again. ?

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