U.S. international and Swansea City winger Jordan Morris has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season after suffering an ACL tear.
Morris, who was playing in the Championship league on loan from the Seattle Sounders, got hurt in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Huddersfield Town. The 26-year-old player tried to steady the ball on the left flank before his knee gave up.
Swansea manager Steve Cooper confirmed the nature of the injury to reporters earlier this week.
“He’s had a bad injury unfortunately for him,” said Cooper. “It’s significant ligament damage, ACL. Everything we hoped it wasn’t, unfortunately, it is.”
Morris is expected to leave the Championship team and return to the United States where he’ll have surgery.
Jordan Morris joined Swansea City in January on a five-month loan with an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. He ended up making five appearances while failing to score or assist.
Morris previously spent his entire career with the Sounders, making 129 appearances for the club and scoring 42 goals. He helped Seattle win two MLS Cups while also receiving a number of individual accolades, including the MLS Comeback Player of the Year award and MLS XI Best nod.