Jordan Morris suffered his second knee injury in three years. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)
SEATTLE – Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris is coming home.
Morris, while on loan with Welsh side Swansea City, suffered a knee injury on Saturday in an English Championship match against Huddersfield Town that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
He is set to return stateside to prepare for surgery with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum in Santa Monica, Calif.
It was not known when the 26-year-old Morris will have the surgery.
“First and foremost, we have been in touch with Jordan and he has our full support during this difficult time for him and his family. It’s important to us that he get the best care possible, as well as the most comfortable environment to recover,” Sounders FC general manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerwey said in a statement.
“Having gone through this before in 2018, seeing Jordan suffer another injury of this nature makes it equally devastating and hopeful. We know first-hand the resilience of his character and look forward to the day he steps on the soccer field again. In the meantime, we’re focused on welcoming him home and making sure he has the full support of our club.”
Morris was loaned to Swansea City Jan. 22 following a 2020 season in which he scored 10 goals and eight assists, earning MLS Best XI honors and his second consecutive Sounders FC Team MVP.
The Mercer Island, Wash. native missed the 2018 season with a torn right ACL before returning to win 2019 MLS comeback player of the year after a 10-goal, seven-assist season, where he helped the Rave Green capture the MLS Cup title. Morris has 41 goals and 23 assists in 121 MLS appearances (including postseason play), helping Seattle to four MLS Cup appearances and two championships.