Clevelandmo wrote:I'm not holding on to any hope of Holden's return to his previous level, sadly the pun is intended. He had microfracture surgery on the end of his femur. That's what Bo Jackson had and never fully recovered from. With Bo it was his hip and not his knee, but it's still a bone and joint in both cases. Hopefully my caution is misguided, and he returns better than ever. I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than waiting and waiting for the old Stu to play again.
SoCalJoe wrote:Didn't know it was microfracture surgery.. Only athlete I can think of that has come back from that is Amare Stoudimire of the Knicks. He never was as explosive, but still able to play at an all-star level. I'll go with you Mo and keep expectations low.
He had a screw in his knee from the first operation that needed to be removed anyway, so he traveled to London and was put under thinking it was just a routine procedure that would cost him six weeks at worst. He woke up to horrible news. The surgeon had found additional damage to the broken leg, and further repair was required. He’d had micro-fracture surgery, and the recovery he faced could take up to a year.
Stuart Holden came on as a sub in the 74th minute in Bolton's 2-0 victory of Sunderland in the FA Cup. What a moment for him.
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