Stuart Holden got back into the mix this Tuesday playing for Bolton in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in a Carling Cup fixture. It was his first competitive start in six months after a Jonny Evans tackle tore his knee ligaments.
Holden had to undergo reconstructive surgery and subsequent rehabilitation for his injured knee. He was quite impressive in his return and after the match Owen Coyle declared he was glad that Holden was back. The US midfielder also had a recent visitor in Juergen Klinsmann checking on him and assuring him he would be an important part of the US squad but at present would not rush him back.
Bolton play Arsenal tomorrow at the Emirates which could see Owen Coyle risking Holden off the bench. The Wanderers have been struggling and a win over an equally ragged Arsenal squad enduring a nightmare start will be just what the doctor ordered.