Frustrating as dropping two points at home and losing Roman Torres to a red card may have been, those two issues potentially pale in comparison to news surrounding Jordan Morris’ injury.
The Seattle Sounders forward pulled up with a non-contact injury in the 61st minute with what has initially been diagnosed as a hamstring strain, an injury that will keep him out for a few weeks at a minimum.
“There’s nothing we can do about it today — tonight — so we’ll assess him in the morning,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer told the media following Sunday’s game. “Obviously, he’s got pretty good care, so he’ll be fine.”
Morris had this to say:
Thank you so much for all the well wishes! You guys are the best. Devastated of course but i'll work hard to get back as soon as possible!— Jordan Morris (@JmoSmooth13) September 11, 2017
A story by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl claimed the Sounders are concerned the injury might be serious enough for Morris to miss the rest of the regular season, citing a “source with knowledge of the situation.” There are six matches remaining.
While that may be a fear, a Sounders source confirmed to Sounder at Heart that Morris had yet to undergo a scheduled MRI as of late Monday morning and that any prognosis on his health would be premature.
Regardless of how long Morris is out, the Sounders don’t seem to be in dire straits. Even before the injury, there was a lively debate as to whether he should be starting over Will Bruin. The veteran forward has eight goals and two assists in about 1,400 minutes while Morris has three goals and one assist in about 1,800 minutes.