By TIM FONTENAULT
Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman has extended a helping hand to Stuart Holden as he continues to recover from yet another ACL tear.
Despite his contract expiring in June, the American will remain at the club to work on his fitness and get back to full health, before potentially signing a new contract to play for the club.
Holden tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing for the Bolton reserves against Everton on March 3. The 28-year-old midfielder went down without contact and walked off under his own power, but an MRI later confirmed the tear. Holden was given a timetable to return within six to nine months, meaning he could be back on the field some time between September and November.
Last July, Holden tore the same ACL while playing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for the United States. When Holden reaches the end of his current rehabilitation process, he will be able to play in friendlies and matches with the U-21 and development squads.
What do you think of this news? Glad to hear that Bolton are willing to stay by Holden’s side in his recovery? Do you expect him to make a return to the field this fall?
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