Saturday, March 19, 2011

Johnny Evans injures Stuart Holden in Manchester United's 1-0 Victory Over Bolton

Stuart Holden was having a good match for Bolton against Manchester United at Old Trafford until the 76th minute when he was the victim of a harsh tackle by Johnny Evans. As you can see in the video, Holden was stretchered off the pitch. Despite going done a man due to Evans receiving a red card for the tackle, Dimitar Berbatov picked up a goal in the 88th minute, giving Manchester United the win.

It was barely a year ago that Stuart Holden suffered a broken leg as a result of a Nigel De Jong tackle during a US friendly with Holland.

As of publishing this post, Holden's status is unknown. Holden, who previously played for the Houston Dynamo in MLS, was recently named to the United States roster for its upcoming friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay.

UPDATE for March 21, 2011:

Stuart Holden will be undergoing knee surgery and he is expected to be out for up to 6 months. The exact nature of Holden's injury has not been disclosed, but it does not appear to be a broken bone.

Same video, just a different source:

1 comment:

Shaun said...

How was it a dirty or even horrible tackle?? It was a 50-50 ball, both players committed too- unfortunate that one come out worse. Was never due a red card