Since then, the internetz have been ablaze with rumour, speculation, "I told you so" comments and all sorts of blather about whether the popular Holden would be able to recover from this latest blow.
Holden's injury woe
March 2010: Breaks his leg while playing for USA against Holland in a challenge with former Manchester City man Nigel de Jong.
March 2011: Suffers knee injury after being tackled by Man United's Jonny Evans.
September 2011: Holden plays full game against Aston Villa but then misses season after follow up shows cartilage damage.
June 2013: Tears anterior cruciate ligament against Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup.
March 2014: Makes comeback for Bolton Under 21s but is forced off after 23 minutes.
Now, Wanderers have broken the silence, first with:
We're hoping to have an update on Stuart Holden's situation shortly. #BWFC— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) March 4, 2014
The Bolton supporting universe collectively held it's breath until the second tweet arrived shortly after:
Update. @stuholden will have a scan on right knee before heading to the US for an assessment on the resurfacing of last summer's injury.— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) March 4, 2014
So it appears that he has suffered a recurrence of the June injury that kept him out of action until last night. He is out of contract in the summer and this latest injury must throw serious doubt on his future both at Bolton Wanderers and in the game.
Terribly sad news for the player, fans and the club, and we all wish him a very speedy recovery.