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ANDREW VORCE - Saturday, September 3, 2011
As one US Men's National Team member slowly makes his way back into the fold, a future star has been forced out for up to nearly four months.

Stuart Holden is back in action for English club team Bolton Wanderers. The American midfielder suited up for the Wanderers' reserves in a 7-0 thrashing of Fulham's counterparts. The former Houston Dynamo man has been sidelined with an ACL knee injury since March 19th when Manchester United's Johnny Evan's ill-fated tackle left a gaping gash in the midfielders knee, requiring stitches.

The Bolton man said on his twitter account that he was pleased with his hard work and happy to be back in good health. Ironically enough, Bolton's next game is against Manchester United.

Eric Lichaj is going in the other door as the Aston Villa man has been listed to miss nearly four months with a labral tear. The player has played through the majority of the injury, even notching a goal for the senior squad in their 2-0 Carling Cup victory over Hereford.

Lichaj will visit a specialist on Monday after reaggravating the injury playing with the Aston Villa reserves in Monday's draw with Wigan. With former teammate Luke Young now at Queens Park Rangers, Licahj will have had his eyes on a first team spot had it not been for the injury.
Mike E
Saturday September 17, 2011 9:17 am
Holden or not, Bolton will be wandering down to the championship at the end of tihs season.
Sjostrom
Tuesday September 6, 2011 11:42 pm
Lichaj is a promising young player. Good luck getting back to the starting lineup Eric!
scott
Monday September 5, 2011 4:30 pm
Is this a hip labral or shoulder labral tear?
Aaron
Monday September 5, 2011 3:40 pm
Yeah, dikranovichm is right. It was Fulham's reserves that thrashed Bolton.
eurofan
Sunday September 4, 2011 5:19 pm
damn it!! one player starts to get better and than another one goes down...what damn luck!!
dikranovich
Sunday September 4, 2011 7:18 am
ah, my english no very good, but i think bolton is the team that got thrashed by fulham 7 nil.
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