Holden suffers torn ACL in right knee
[USA MEN] An MRI evaluation on Monday confirmed that U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden suffered a torn anterior
cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee in Sunday's Gold Cup final.
Holden, who capped his comeback summer by starting in the Gold Cup final, will consult with the medical teams of U.S.
Soccer and Bolton Wanderers to formulate a treatment plan.
"We are absolutely devastated for Stuart," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in a
statement. "He is such a great part of our team on the field and the locker room. He worked tremendously hard to recover from previous injuries and had really come back into form. He was fully
prepared to head back to Bolton and challenge for a starting spot. Now he will have our full support as he goes down this road again, and we will be with him every step of the way."
Holden, who was sidelined for most of two years following a knee injury suffered in March 2011 playing for Bolton Wanderers in England, was the only European-based player to stay with the USA for
entire series of five qualifiers and friendlies and then the Gold Cup in order to accelerate his comeback.
He was rewarded with a start in midfield on Sunday ahead of Mix Diskerud, but he had to go off after colliding with Panama’s Alberto Quintero.
surgically repaired left knee hit Quintero's knee, but the injury was to Holden's right knee on which he put his weight as he braced for the challenge.
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