Please tell me how Holden being the victim of two dirty, terribly timed tackles is related to his innate health.
Went to Sunderland in 2005, got punched in the face, missed time. When he went back to training, had ankle injury that made him miss the rest of the season. Never played for Sunderland's first team on a 6 month loan.
Tackle from Evans made him miss 6 months of 2010-11 season. Played in Sept 2011 for 90 minutes, missed another 6 weeks, then missed the rest of the season after that due to more damage. Missed 6 weeks in 2010 for the de Jong tackle.
Doesnt matter WHY he missed, he hasnt played enough or done enough on either level to warrant the sexual attraction to his game that he receives. Played great in the US for Dynamo, but England has been a failure, regardless of his one great season. 34 games for club since 2010, 25 US games since 2009. So 59 games since 2009....that aint much....