By FRANCO PANIZO
March has been a brutal month for American players recovering from knee injuries.
According to several reports out of Norway, Josh Gatt suffered a knock in training recently and Molde FK believe it is the same ACL tear that the 22-year-old winger only recently recovered from. Gatt has since returned to the United States to be examined by a specialist and determine the true severity of the knee issue.
Gatt had been out of action since sustaining the initial injury last July, but was hoping to be ready to return to the fray for Molde in their season opener this weekend. This latest knock has ruined any chance of that for the talented speedster, who has had his share of problems staying healthy in recent years.
Earlier this month, Stuart Holden was involved in a similar situation. Holden was attempting to recover from his latest ACL tear before suffering a knee injury in a game for Bolton Wanderers’ Under-21 team. Holden’s timetable for recovery is 6-9 months.
What do you make of this development? Do you see Gatt returning to Molde this season? Worried that Gatt will lose some of his blazing speed and won’t be the same player that he once was?
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