Holden limps out of comeback

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden limped out of his latest comeback after just 23 minutes.

Holden returned from injury in Bolton's Under-21 game against Everton in his first game since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during the United States' 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup final win in July.

However, the US international appeared to hurt his right knee midway through the first half and was substituted shortly afterwards.

"That's the end of Holden's night. Good news is he was back on his feet and able to jog from the field," Bolton said on their Twitter feed after he clutched his knee and later lay on the pitch.

Holden has been plagued by injuries over the last four years and this latest setback could end his hopes of making Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup squad for Brazil.

The 28-year-old broke his right leg against the Netherlands in March 2010 but returned to action for the US against England in the World Cup in South Africa.

However, 12 months later Holden fractured his left leg just below the knee in a tackle by Jonny Evans and was sidelined for a year.

He returned in January 2013, making a handful of substitute appearances for Bolton, spent a month on loan with Sheffield Wednesday before injuring himself in the Gold Cup seven months ago.