Holden undergoing follow-up surgery, will miss next 6 weeks for Bolton

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Stuart Holden's latest comeback has hit a minor snag.

Holden will miss the next six weeks after he undergoes a follow-up surgery on his recently repaired knee.

"Our prime concern has always been Stuart's welfare and his long-term health and fitness," Bolton manager Owen Coyle said on the club's official website. "It was looking likely that the operation could be scheduled for next summer, but after follow-up consultations with the specialists we have brought the date forward."

Holden had recently returned from a long stint on the sidelines, playing in three reserve games and making a 90-minute appearance in the Carling Cup in his first action for Bolton since suffering a severe knee injury in March against Manchester United.

Holden confirmed the surgery on his Twitter account, claiming that it's a "routine op" and that "Obviously I'm disappointed as I've worked so hard the last 6 months, but in the grand scale of things its only a minor blip."

With the six-week timetable, Holden is due back on or around the November international fixture window, and his first Premier League match could be on Nov. 19 at West Brom or on Nov. 26 at home against Everton.


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