For the second time in three years, Jordan Morris tore a cruciate ligament. The winger was substituted on in the 66th minute after the team lost 4-1 to Huddersfield, after being substituted on at half time. In 2018, he tore his right ACL while injuring his left knee. The injury looked bad and today the Swans gave more details about the injury:
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“Unfortunately, he sustained a serious injury. It’s a significant ligament damage, ACL. Unfortunately, it’s not everything we were hoping for.”
“It’s the end of his season for us and a long way back to recovery, it’s very cruel.” pic.twitter.com/NhsufinPCu
– Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) February 22, 2021
Obviously, the injury is a serious one for Morris, who had his first chance to move his career to Europe. This is over for the time being, as the striker is again looking for a long recovery. There is currently no schedule for his return, but ACL injuries can take up to nine months or more to fully heal. He missed the entire 2018 season with his first cruciate ligament rupture, which could indicate a possible time frame for recovery.
For the USMNT, that could mean one of the team’s brightest talents will miss a pivotal year when qualifications for the Nations League, Gold Cup and World Cup begin.