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Jordan Morris says he’s ‘more motivated than ever’ to return

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Morris’ second ACL injury in three years cuts short his loan to Swansea City just about a month after it began.

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It may have been considerably shorter than anyone hoped, but Swansea City clearly made an impression on Jordan Morris. Shortly after learning that a second ACL injury in three years will end his season, Morris sent a farewell message to Swansea City fans and teammates thanking them for their hospitality during his brief time in Wales.

“First and foremost I want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome and at home, especially my teammates,” Morris said on a series of posts on his Twitter account. “You all made my short experience incredibly special. I of course had more goals to accomplish but I can’t wait to support from afar. The past few days have been difficult for me and my family. This is a tough one to wrap my head around. I’m absolutely gutted but the only thing to do is move forward and focus on my recovery.”

As with Morris’ last ACL injury, barring complications and setbacks, the expected recovery time after surgery is 6-9 months, meaning the earliest he could return is in late summer or early fall but just as likely ends his 2021. It may be small consolation, but having been through this process before, Morris will understand the physical — and mental — hurdles he will have to over come to be ready to play again. That said, Morris said he is ready for the new challenge.

“I’m looking forward to getting back with [the Sounders], and starting the work to get back on the field.” Morris said. “I’m so humbled and grateful for all of the messages of support and I promise that I will come back stronger and better. More motivated than ever.”