Eddie Howe has provided an update on the lengthy injury list that has gripped his Bournemouth squad in recent weeks.
Bournemouth travel up to the Black Country this weekend to take on a Wolves side that sit just one point behind them in the Premier League table, however, they will do so without a number of key players.
Speaking ahead of the game, Howe has provided an update on the state of his squad:
“We’ve got a few injury concerns,” the Cherries boss said in his pre-match press conference.
“Lewis Cook and Adam Smith are obviously long term.
“Dan Gosling has had an operation, but that shouldn’t keep him out for too long.”
Cook is facing six to nine months on the sidelines after picking up a ‘serious knee injury’ – although Howe has revealed that the English midfielder is being positive and is already getting ready to start his rehabilitation.
“Lewis Cook has had his operation,” Howe revealed.
“He’s already back around the place with a smile on his face and is ready for the early stages of his rehab.”
Bournemouth were without star striker Callum Wilson for last weekend’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool thanks to a hamstring injury, but Howe has said that the striker has ‘recovered well’, although has said that they won’t be taking any risks with his fitness.
“Callum Wilson has recovered well following his hamstring injury,” Howe said.
“We’re hoping he can play, but we know we have to be careful with these kind of injuries.”