There was a bit of a scare put into the world of the Seattle Sounders and U.S. Soccer on Tuesday when Jordan Morris put this ominous picture out into the world via Instagram.
Accompanied by little other information, there was at least some mild concern that Morris -- who burst onto the national scene over the past few months -- was undergoing some kind of potentially significant procedure. As these things go, the truth turned out not to be such a big deal.
Jordan Morris just confirmed to me that he had surgery for a stress fracture. "Just a little one," he said. Doing well after surgery.— Liviu Bird (@liviubird) June 30, 2015
A spokesperson for Stanford athletics -- where Morris is enrolled and plans to play in the fall -- added that the surgery actually happened on Monday and that the forward is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's unclear when the injury occurred.
Although the surgery likely contributed to Morris missing the upcoming Gold Cup, he should be back in time for the start of Stanford's fall season. Stanford will play an exhibition against CSU Fullerton on Aug. 17 before playing their first competitive match on Aug. 28 against UC Santa Barbara. By the time CONCACAF's Olympic Qualifying tournament begins Oct. 1, Morris should be in midseason form.