Holden accepts Evans' apology for knee injury
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Stuart Holden has revealed that Jonny Evans has been in touch after his tackle ruled the American out for six months. Holden sustained a knee injury on Saturday from a challenge which led to Evans' dismissal. He will miss the rest of the season, including Bolton's FA Cup semi-final against Stoke City.
Yesterday Holden wrote on Twitter that Evans had called him. "Just had a sincere phone call from Jonny Evans wishing me the best in my recovery," he revealed, "def wasn't intentional, just unfortunate part of the game." The Ulsterman was sent off by referee Andre Marriner for the tackle and will now miss Manchester United's league games with West Ham and Fulham and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.
Holden will also miss his side's cup semi-final and may struggle to be fit for the start of next season. "I can promise you all I will come back stronger and better than before," he wrote on Twitter, "Have had bad luck in the past and will continue to beat it."
Owen Coyle bemoaned the loss of arguably Bolton's player of the year. "Stuart has been outstanding for this season", said Coyle, "and he has shown in his performances that is one of the best midfielders in the Barclays Premier League. He has such desire, strength of character and a winning mentality, and he will draw on all those attributes in his rehabilitation."
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportThe coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: 'I am only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Latest in Sport
Arsenal 2 Hull City 0 match report: Nicklas Bendtner back in the goals as superb Arsenal march on at the top
Liverpool 5 Norwich City 1 match report: Sublime Luis Suarez tears Norwich apart once again
Fulham 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 match report: Andre Villas-Boas masterstroke helps Spurs edge Rene Meulensteen's battling Fulham
David Moyes admits Manchester United face tough task to retain their title
Manchester United 0 Everton 1 match report: David Moyes misery as Roberto Martinez pulls off the elusive victory
- 1 North Korea: Kim Jong Un 'sacks powerful uncle and has his aides executed'
- 2 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert