Stuart Holden ruled out for six months with knee injury
Bolton midfielder to miss rest of the season after picking up knee injury at Manchester United
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden is expected to be out of action for six months after sustaining a knee injury at Manchester United on Saturday.
United defender Jonny Evans was shown a red card for his tackle on the 25-year-old during Bolton’s 1-0 defeat by the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.
“I can promise you all I will come back stronger and better than before,” he wrote on Twitter. “I have had bad luck in the past and will continue to beat it.
“Just had sincere phone call from Jonny Evans wishing me best in recovery, def (sic) wasn’t intentional just unfortunate part of game.”
Bolton manager Owen Coyle said: “First and foremost our main concern is Stuart and his recovery. He will get all the time and support he needs.
“Stuart has been outstanding this season and has shown he is one of the best midfielders in the Barclays Premier League.
“He has such desire, strength of character and a winning mentality and he will draw on those attributes in his rehabilitation.”
Holden’s latest setback comes just over a year after he suffered a broken leg while playing for his country in a friendly against the Netherlands.