US Soccer puts out some nice videos.
I saw that.. I thought it was maybe a pain med droopy eye..
It is strange that even in this vid, they didnt clarify exactly what the injury was or the severity. Is it usual for the MRI to take an extended time..
Are there worries about him never gaining his full speed again? I guess luckily unlike Davies, he doesnt live by his speed, but by his touch and composure.
I think I’ve stumbled onto the “TACLSG”. (Torn ACL Support Group). My name is Matt, and I too have torn my ACLs.
I suspect Stuey’s also got some cartilage damage. That would explain the non-wt-bearing status. (is that an official Facebook status?).
This guy has the worst luck of any player ever. He’s only 25 and he has had an ankle injury that put him out for a season. Was attacked at a bar that put him out for a few months. Broke a leg that put him out for a few months, and now this. I never noticed before this interview but you can still definitely see the damage from having the bone around his eye broken, so sad.
Just to be clear — I’ve done BOTH my ACLs. I had the CPM machine and I had stim (though not at home). What I don’t get is how he could have torn his ACL. I thought his leg was bent and never pushed into hyperextension or twisted in some way that might have torn the ACL. I had thought that he might have had the quad tendon sheared by Evans’ studs, or maybe even the patellar tendon.
Keep coming back kid.
Poor guy. Glad to see that he’s confident of his return and that his spirits are up. I hope he can make it make around the beginning of the EPL season.
Totally fit or not, I still can’t believe he only played 5 minutes in the World Cup.
I assume so.
I love Stu Holden, but dear lord that was boring. I guess it’s indicative of what rehab is all about: FIFA and remembering past glory…
Future USA Captain material right there…
Get well soon, Stu. We need you out there on the field. Can’t wait to see you healthy again. Best wishes.
It must be ACL. I’ve done mine in before and used the same rehab equipment, and no other knee injury lasts that long. And, if the ACL required surgery it doesn’t matter how severe the injury to his knee was, because the ACL has been completely replaced by the surgery. Hope you get better ASAP, Stu!
Seems to me that some enterprising, true journalist from the US could verify what the actual damage was to Holden’s leg. Ives? Are you there? We don’t really trust unattributed statements suggesting an ambiguous “cruciate” injury. We know everything that happened to Charlie Davies body. Why is it so difficult to obtain information about this injury?
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Great video. Good to see Holden’s optimism – he’s sure had an unlucky year. Can’t wait to see him suit up for the USA again!
Stewie. How can you not love the guy?
Best wishes from Houston!
seems like ACL to me? I had a torn ACL (I understand I’m not a pro soccer player) but the prognosis was about the same and I used all the exact same rehab instruments. Don’t think rehab would be as extensive if it was just MCL/PCL. C’mon Stu!!
Is his brother in the vid the same one who is hoping to play for Scotland?
Did anyone else see the video above the fold with the play button in front of Holden’s face and think that it was Jane Lynch?
He’s a gamer that’s for sure. I hope when he gets back he can have a nice long uninteruppted career. I also think he will be a great success if he decides to be a commentator one day.
Best of luck Stu. Tough road ahead, but you can do it!!
What a class act! Mr. Holden is a great ambassador for soccer and for American soccer. I wish him a speedy recovery, and continued success at Bolton and with his International career.
Cruciate ligament damage according to the UK press, which one and how severe has not been specified.
Stu is a great kid, tough as nails and with a wonderfully positive attitude, I’m sure he will be back better than ever just like last time.
The interesting thing for me is that still no one has said just what Holden did injure.
love ya stu! get well soon
we need ya back buddy. keep workin’ hard
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