Football: Bolton's Holden diagnosed with torn knee ligament
CHICAGO, Illinois (AFP) - US midfielder Stuart Holden was diagnosed with a torn right knee ligament on Monday, dimming some of the joy from the Americans' victory over Panama in Sunday's Gold Cup final.
US Soccer announced that Holden, who plays for England's Bolton Wanderers, was found to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament and that he will consult Bolton and US Soccer doctors to devise a treatment plan.
"We are absolutely devastated for Stuart," said US coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
"He is such a great part of our team on the field and the locker room. He worked tremendously hard to recover from previous injuries and had really come back into form.