Jordan Morris, forward for the Seattle Sounders, Tells His Concussion Story
Up next on the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is forward for the Seattle Sounders soccer team, Jordan Morris. Jordan’s first concussion was sustained while playing soccer his freshman year at Stanford University. While injured, he experienced light sensitivity, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. From his experience, Jordan encourages athletes to take their concussion seriously and allow themselves ample time to recover. “The Concussion Story Wall will be a great help to those managing various aspects and stages of a concussion. This is especially relevant to my sport of soccer – at all levels of ability and all ages. I am proud to be part of this effort!” he says. Watch his videos on the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall to get the full story.
Jordan Morris is a professional soccer player who plays for the Seattle Sounders FC and the U.S. national team. Since joining the Sounders in 2016, he has been named 2020 Sounders FC Team MVP and MLS Comeback Player of the Year in 2019 and has won two MLS cups (2016 and 2019). In 2015, Morris was the first college player to score for the US Men’s National team in 24 years. He scored the winning goal for the United States in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, and was the top scorer of the tournament. As a college player at Stanford, Morris was awarded the Hermann Trophy for the best player in NCAA Division I soccer and All-PAC-12 First Team honors.
Thank you Jordan for sharing your story with us!
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 19 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling.