Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stuart Holden: Inspiring

Stu Holden is a fighter. In the face of an agonizing uphill battle towards recovery from serious injury, the Bolton and USMNT midfielder has maintained a brave and jovial attitude. This mentality despite adversity has been an inspiration to anyone facing hard obstacles.

He'll be back, Wanderer faithful

Injured in a horrific tackle by the studs of Manchester United's Johnny Evans near the end of last season, Holden has been on the long road to recovery ever since. A failed comeback this past September put the young midfielder on the sidelines for the rest of this season, but still, Holden remains upbeat.

After watching his first few "No Holden Back" videos, which detail his journey of recovery, I have gained an even greater respect for my fellow countryman. Oh, and the dude can cook! Check out ESPN's detailed account of Holden's trials and tribulations so far to see what I mean. And do see his videos below to gain some insight on how a top athlete deals with this sort of situation brilliantly:

No Holden Back: Episode 1

No Holden Back: Episode 2

No Holden Back: Episode 3

Here's to a fast recovery for this talented player! Hope to see you kickin' it on the pitch soon Stu! Stay positive and get well. 

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