Jordan Morris is away this week with the US Men’s national team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.
Late in the first half of the game against the New York Red Bulls, Morris and Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles collided after he found himself one-on-one with the ‘keeper. Morris stayed down for awhile and was seen limping noticeably for the rest of the half.
After the game, Morris spoke about his dad, the team doctor, wanting him to come out.
“He’s always in there trying to figure things out, but it’s great. We were going to go out there and try [the injured ankle] for ten minutes and see, and it felt fine. A little bit of pain, but nothing too bad. I always want to be playing, I don’t want to come out of the game.”
Immediately after the game, Morris flew to San Jose to meet with the national team and was not seen at practice on Monday or Tuesday. After practice on Tuesday, Jeff Carlisle tweeted the following.
#usmnt spokesman says Jordan Morris did "gym work & rehab" today. I asked if JM would train on field tomorrow & he said JM was "day to day."— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) March 21, 2017
With him being listed as day to day, there’s a good chance he should be ready to play again when the Sounders return to action against Atlanta United on March 31.
Hopefully, Bruce Arena will play it safe and not rush him back into playing until he is fit. Arena recently called in Chris Wondolowski as a possible back up if Morris is unable to go on Friday against Honduras or Panama next Tuesday.