Sounders star winger Jordan Morris, on loan with Swansea City of the English Championship League, was stretched out of the field with a left leg injury and did not return in a game against Huddersfield on Saturday Town.
Morris, who took over at halftime, left in the 66th minute with his left leg in a brace after an awkward touch and landing.
Although Swansea did not provide an official update on Morris’ injury after the game, club manager Steve Cooper said it did not look good.
“I don’t know how far, but we’ve got our fingers crossed for him,” Cooper mentionned. “We’ll know more in the days to come, but it doesn’t look good, that’s for sure. He will be back with us, he currently wears a knee brace and crutches.
Saturday’s game was Morris’s fifth appearance with Swansea City AFC after joining the club loaned by the Sounders January 22. He made his English league debut on January 30 and started a game.
Morris, from Mercer Island, missed the Sounders’ 2018 season after tearing his ACL in his right knee during a CONCACAF Champions League game.
The Sounders tweeted, “We stand with you and we believe in you, Jordan” in response to Saturday’s injury.
Morris’s loan to Seattle has been agreed until the end of Swansea’s season with an option to purchase his rights at the end of the 2020-21 season.
In five years with the Sounders, Morris had 41 goals and 23 assists in 121 MLS appearances, including playoff games, and was named the league’s top XI last season.
Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans contributed to this report.