TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders homegrown forward Jordan Morris attended training Friday. While Morris only walked around the perimeter of training and took no part in drills or physically demanding activity, his presence was the latest evidence that he has begun the lengthy process of rehabbing from his torn ACL.
When asked about the 23-year-old’s road to recovery, head coach Brian Schmetzer said Morris would be keeping busy while he regained his old strength and speed.
“He comes in every day for treatment,” Schmetzer said. “Preki has him in a little school. Preki asked him to watch forwards from around the world, watch MLS forwards and give a report and stuff like that. He’s not just goofing around. He’s got to put some work in.”
While the idea of Morris writing essays about other strikers for Preki may seem almost comical, it suggests that the Mercer Island native’s work ethic remains high as he begins the process of recovering from the ACL tear he suffered in a road match against Santa Tecla in the CONCACAF Champions’ League Feb. 22.
When the extent of the injury was first revealed, the team said he would be out for the remainder of the season. There has been no indication given that the timeline for his recovery has changed.