AMSTERDAM – An initial MRI scan on the left knee of oft-injured Molde FK winger Josh Gatt has come back inconclusive, meaning the beleaguered US international and his club now face a wait of up to a week before learning the extent of his most recent setback.
Out of action for nearly two years due to a pair of major knee operations, the 23-year-old was pulled just four minutes into his comeback sub appearance in Friday's 3-0 Tippeligaen win at Mjondalen. The injury was not the result of any collision, with Gatt complaining of shakiness in the knee after lunging for a loose ball.
"He was fighting for the ball and put his foot down," Molde chief doctor Lars Havard Saebo told MLSsoccer.com on Monday morning. "He felt a little pain and insecurity.
"We are waiting for a second opinion from a surgeon. It could be a week before we learn anything. But we want to stay positive. We'll see what happens."
Gatt, who has eight goals and 12 assists in 68 career contests with Molde, has been forced out of the US picture by his injury woes since January 2013. Despite spending so much time in rehab, the twice-capped American has already helped the Norwegian side to two league crowns and one NM Cupen title.