TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — In the moments when Jordan Morris would recoil, when he tried to isolate himself from friends, family, anything to do with soccer while dealing with a potentially career-altering knee injury, Cristian Roldan knew there was always a way to still engage his friend no matter how down Morris was about his situation.
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“We would play a lot of video games, distract him from everything else. Not even bring up soccer,” Roldan said.
Twelve months after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, nearly 18 months since he last played a full 90 minutes for either club or country, Morris has snapped out of his funk. He’s back on the field trying to prove his run of bad injury luck was just a fluke and rediscover his spot as part of America’s soccer future.