Monday, March 3, 2014

Sigh. And Re-Sigh.

So yeah, Stuart Holden left after about 26 minutes of the Bolton Under-21 match against Everton after twice clutching at his right knee. He did jog off unattended, though, so maybe this time we can hope it is something simple. Right?

I have my ear to the train tracks, waiting for info to file an MLSS report. Here is where it stands at the moment:













- Greg Seltzer

16 comments:

Timmy said...

Sure we can hope, and that's what I'm doing. But man, Stu's past leaves us little reason to be optimistic.

SleeStaxx said...

hope springs eternal.

but stewie's luck is as bad as it gets... feel for the guy.

Matt said...

This whole saga just feels way too much like John O'Brien 2.0.

I hope he recovers soon, and I predict he moves into announcing a la Kyle Martino in the next 2 years.

Jolazo said...

Makes me sick after seeing all the work he's put in.

Greg Seltzer said...

Yeah and do not overlook the seemingly impossible level of sunshine and positivity and smiles the guy brings everyday through it all. I admire him more for that than anything he can do on a field.

SleeStaxx said...

Heartbreaking... didn't realize he went down in a heap again until I saw this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh03WE1IUAAHB_m.jpg

Officially not good.

futfan said...

It's hurtful for many reasons not the least of which, from a purely pragmatic standpoint, is that Stu is a very good footballer and, had he never been injured, would have featured prominently in the USMNT and this World Cup.

So, selfishly it bums me out as a fan but, at this point, I am more concerned with his well-being. I just hope he can deal with it mentally and emotionally. He seems to always stay positive but even the most positive people can break at some point.

UnitedDemon said...

Stu would have been a very interesting partner for Bradley. More offensive minded, but he had the grit to make it work. This kid just can't stay healthy, and it's hounded him every stage of his career.

Soccertes said...

Greg, BWFC is now reporting that Holden is having a scan this morning and then heading back to the US for an "assessment on the resurfacing of last summer's injury." Not to jump to conclusions but this certainly sounds like the people closest to the situation are assuming the worst. Just too bad. I hope the kid can at least parlay his personal traits into a successful career off the field.

Neal Hollis said...

I will always, always hate Johnny Evans. Man I hope I don't ever see him in person, because I will likely end up going to the penitentiary afterwards.

justinwkoehn said...

Neal, both Stu and Johnny look like they had studs up. Almost mirror images of each other: http://i.imgur.com/DPfU1.gif

Timmy said...

justin - I see that gif very differently than you. Evans is going studs straight at Holden. He has launched himself at the ball. Ridiculously dangerous. Holden is coming from the side and hooking his foot around the ball. Way less dangerous. Too bad we can't see the aftermath with Evans rolling around like he's been freaking shot. No drama from Holden.

J.G. Updike (@FixtureWire) said...

@justin

Perhaps if we are using fun house mirrors.

justinwkoehn said...

If you watch a full length clip in decent quality, it's obviously malicious on Evan's part. The gif just shows a small moment in time, and Stu's studs look similar to Evans, even gracing Evan's knee. Unfortunately Stu gets the full force of the Evan's tackle concentrated on his knee.

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Greg Seltzer said...

Gosh, it almost looks as if I wrote out the line-up care tonight....