Jordan Morris injured with Swansea City
The loan move that sent Jordan Morris to play in the Championship with Swansea City for the remainder of their season took an ominous turn when he was stretched off the pitch just over an hour after Saturday’s game against Huddersfield Town.
Morris joined the game at half-time with the two teams tied, 1-1. Things quickly started to deteriorate for Swansea City, as Huddersfield took the lead with goals in the 48th, 52nd and 55th minutes. Trailing 4-1, Swansea performed a triple sub, leaving them with no changes to make. Minutes later, tragedy struck when Morris fell, leaving a man down for the remainder of the match and without Morris for the foreseeable future.
Morris was stretched off the field with his left leg in a splint, but the exact injury and the severity of it are not yet known. Pending further information, we can only hope the best and wish him a speedy and full recovery. Sounder at Heart has confirmed he will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.
After losing a full season to an ACL injury to his right knee in 2018, the Seattle Sounders the attacker returned with refined play and increased hunger and poise. Morris was one of MLS’s top offensive players in 2019 and 2020, deserving serious consideration for the Landon Donovan MVP award in 2020.
Building on this success, Morris took the opportunity to take his career to the next level and test himself in the second level in England with Swansea City on loan. Although he has yet to find his way onto the scoresheet, he has impressed so far, appearing in six straight games, including a start against Manchester city in the England Cup. As a halftime substitute, Morris was set to make his longest league appearance, but a clumsy touch in the middle of his stride just over an hour into the game sent him to the ground in an apparent agony. The sight of Morris lying still on his back and covering his face brings back painful memories of a similar evening in early 2018.
Morris’s injury obviously complicates his loan and a possible permanent transfer to follow, as well as the way the Sounders approach building their roster for the season. More importantly, seeing the local kid who had to suffer a serious injury so recently faced with the possibility of another season on the sidelines is heartbreaking.