Jordan Morris’ injury has not yet been diagnosed, but it did not look good. (Photo courtesy of Swansea City)
Some potential very bad news for the U.S. men’s national team.
Midfielder-forward Jordan Morris was stretchered off during Swansea City’s 4-1 loss at Huddersfield at John Smith’s Stadium Saturday.
Morris, on loan from Seattle Sounders FC, came on as a halftime substitute, but landed awkwardly on his back with no defenders around him just before the 60th minute. He needed lengthy treatmet from team trainers before he was taken off the field.
“It does not look good, does it? I don’t know the extent of it but we have our fingers crossed for him,” Swansea City manager Steve Cooper was quoted on the team’s website. “We will know more in the days to come, but it did not look a good one, that’s for sure.
“He will travel back with us, he is currently in a knee brace and on crutches. We will get the best attention to him as soon as possible.”
Morris’ loan runs through May.
Given the busy year the USMNT program has it front of it – the Concacaf Nations Cup, Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying – the team cannot afford to lose anyone of quality, and that includes an attacking force such as Morris.
Another American on the squad, Paul Arriola, was in the 18, but did not see any action.