Jordan Morris has completed the surgery required to repair his torn left ACL and says he’s now “ready to work” on the path to recovery.
Morris’ Instagram post was flooded with well wishes from athletes and fans alike and it had nearly 14,000 likes as of Thursday afternoon. In a sign of just how popular Morris is, many of the comments are from former and current teammates of his from his college, professional and national teams.
The Seattle Sounders have not yet given any indication if they hope to have Morris back this season, but recovery from this sort of injury usually takes at least 6-9 months.
While a best-case scenario could see Morris return by late summer, there could be significant salary-cap benefits to declaring him out for the year. There is a provision in the MLS Rules and Regulations that allows teams to claim a $250,000 salary-cap exemption for a player like Morris, although it’s not entirely clear if they’ll be allowed to use it.