AFC Bournemouth: Charlie's prolonged injury blow for boss Eddie

SIDELINED: Cherries defendere Charlie Daniels

SIDELINED: Cherries defendere Charlie Daniels

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

MANAGER Eddie Howe has described as “a big blow” the absence of defender Charlie Daniels for longer than Cherries had first anticipated.

Daniels looks set to be sidelined at least until the end of March after tearing a thigh muscle during Cherries’ 2-1 win over Huddersfield last month.

Cherries had been hoping the influential left-back would only be out for around three weeks after being forced off during the early stages against the Terriers.

But following a consultation at the FIFA-accredited Villa Stuart Sport Clinic in Rome, it was discovered the damage had been more serious than first thought.

Daniels is unlikely to be available for a punishing schedule next month when Cherries face no fewer than nine games in 29 days, including five on the road.

Boss Howe told the Daily Echo: “Charlie was seen by the people in Rome and they found he had torn, quite badly, a muscle in his thigh.

“We will need to treat it very conservatively. He has had one injection and is going back to have another to try to solve it but he is going to be out longer than we first thought.

“It is a big blow for him and us, especially with the number of games we have coming up in March. Charlie has been an excellent performer for us this season so we are really disappointed to lose him.

“But the silver lining is that the facilities in Rome have enabled us to pick up the severity of the injury which we hadn’t been able to do in England. Hopefully, he will be out for that period of time and no longer because we are confident we have found the cause of the problem.”

Howe said he had no immediate plans to delve into the loan market for defensive cover but added he would review the situation should Cherries suffer any further injuries.

Daniels’s demise leaves Ian Harte as the only recognised left-back in the first-team squad, although both Steve Cook and new signing Adam Smith could deputise in an emergency.

Teenage defender Baily Cargill, who excelled during a recent loan spell at Welling, is unlikely to again be allowed out until after the situation has eased, while development squad left-back Samir Bihmoutine has only just returned from a lengthy injury lay-off.

Howe added: “Although we are light in numbers, we have some very good players in that position. If we were to get further injuries then I think that would change but, at the moment, we are happy with what we have got.”

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7:44am Fri 14 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

I would suggest never again with Cookie at left back!
Yep, a big blow losing Charlie, who is our biggest treat down the left (IMO). However, the big push will be next seaon and Hart is solid enough in that position for now.
I would suggest never again with Cookie at left back! Yep, a big blow losing Charlie, who is our biggest treat down the left (IMO). However, the big push will be next seaon and Hart is solid enough in that position for now. Wilkie
  • Score: 5

7:57am Fri 14 Feb 14

afcbcasuals says...

We need charlie back he has progressed into one of our best players who never gives less than 100% every game
We need charlie back he has progressed into one of our best players who never gives less than 100% every game afcbcasuals
  • Score: 5

8:55am Fri 14 Feb 14

bobsworthforever says...

Strap it up and get on with it Charlie and don't do any of those ludicrous pre match twisting and stretching exercises theres a bloke at QPR out for the rest of the season with a sprained ankle sports science my a***. needs a coat of looking at.
Strap it up and get on with it Charlie and don't do any of those ludicrous pre match twisting and stretching exercises theres a bloke at QPR out for the rest of the season with a sprained ankle sports science my a***. needs a coat of looking at. bobsworthforever
  • Score: -5

9:06am Fri 14 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall .. Nat1234
  • Score: -9

10:51am Fri 14 Feb 14

Square Old Codger says...

Ward as well will be out for another month at least, both a big loss. It shews though just how far the club has come in that the best treatment in the World is available to our injured players. I see that the Club's share capital has been increased to some £9.5 m as it's refinanced, reducing the deficit to £4m and we have a five star credit rating. Given the likely weather in the next 24 hours I wonder whether there will be a game tomorrow.
Ward as well will be out for another month at least, both a big loss. It shews though just how far the club has come in that the best treatment in the World is available to our injured players. I see that the Club's share capital has been increased to some £9.5 m as it's refinanced, reducing the deficit to £4m and we have a five star credit rating. Given the likely weather in the next 24 hours I wonder whether there will be a game tomorrow. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

11:49am Fri 14 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 7

12:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ASM says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
give it a rest with rantie, you are obsessed with him! why?
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]give it a rest with rantie, you are obsessed with him! why? ASM
  • Score: 2

2:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
agreed nat! complete waste of money very over rated! cannot believe he has been called up to play Brazil that is lucadris! they must have no one else!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]agreed nat! complete waste of money very over rated! cannot believe he has been called up to play Brazil that is lucadris! they must have no one else! ben611
  • Score: -3

2:20pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.
I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good .
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.[/p][/quote]I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good . Nat1234
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

molbol says...

Nat1234 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.
I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good .
I see he's just been called up by South Africa to play Brazil next month.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.[/p][/quote]I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good .[/p][/quote]I see he's just been called up by South Africa to play Brazil next month. molbol
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Fri 14 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Nat1234 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..
Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.
I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good .
you very clear dislike the guy otherwise you would not reiterate it over and over again. For all that is worth I rather believe in building people up rather than knock them down. It would have to be so blatantly obvious (as was the case with those two clowns who attempted to manage our club!) before I would vehemently post comments about one single player. If you are sincere about eating humble pie my advise is to leave him be unless you have something good to say about him. As already pointed out he has been selected to play in Brazil so he must be a reasonable enough player. If the game is on and you are going tomorrow enjoy the game.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I've got a lot of faith in Harte , now if we get any free kicks on the edge of the box , we have got 2 free kick specialists in the team , Harte and yann , I wonder if rantie can take free kicks . If he could see over the wall ..[/p][/quote]Forgive me for my ignorance but are we to deduce that you are not a Rantie's fan!!!! If that is the case we will take it as read and as of now you will never have to mention his name again. I and few others long for you to eat a lot of humble pie.[/p][/quote]I will eat a lot of humble pie , if that is the case . I hope rantie does come good .[/p][/quote]you very clear dislike the guy otherwise you would not reiterate it over and over again. For all that is worth I rather believe in building people up rather than knock them down. It would have to be so blatantly obvious (as was the case with those two clowns who attempted to manage our club!) before I would vehemently post comments about one single player. If you are sincere about eating humble pie my advise is to leave him be unless you have something good to say about him. As already pointed out he has been selected to play in Brazil so he must be a reasonable enough player. If the game is on and you are going tomorrow enjoy the game. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ben611 says...

im praying the game is on tomorrow :(
im praying the game is on tomorrow :( ben611
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Fri 14 Feb 14

canfordcherry says...

ben611 wrote:
im praying the game is on tomorrow :(
I'm sure the pitch is covered otherwise it would already be off. At what point do they uncover tomorrow? Too early and it possibly waterlogs.
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: im praying the game is on tomorrow :([/p][/quote]I'm sure the pitch is covered otherwise it would already be off. At what point do they uncover tomorrow? Too early and it possibly waterlogs. canfordcherry
  • Score: -1

5:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ben611 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
ben611 wrote: im praying the game is on tomorrow :(
I'm sure the pitch is covered otherwise it would already be off. At what point do they uncover tomorrow? Too early and it possibly waterlogs.
7.30am pitch inspection apparently I just hope its on
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: im praying the game is on tomorrow :([/p][/quote]I'm sure the pitch is covered otherwise it would already be off. At what point do they uncover tomorrow? Too early and it possibly waterlogs.[/p][/quote]7.30am pitch inspection apparently I just hope its on ben611
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ReluctantNicko says...

Big-spending Bournemouth take on cash-strapped Burnley, one of the paupers in the Championship.

Even Brighton, with 25,000 average crowds, cannot compete on wages,, with cash-rich Bournemouth with Grabban turning down a move to the Amex.

Along with QPR and Forest, the Cherries are the worst offenders for ignoring the FFP rules.

With the amount Howe has been given to spend this season, the Cherries SHOULD be challenging for a play-off spot.
Big-spending Bournemouth take on cash-strapped Burnley, one of the paupers in the Championship. Even Brighton, with 25,000 average crowds, cannot compete on wages,, with cash-rich Bournemouth with Grabban turning down a move to the Amex. Along with QPR and Forest, the Cherries are the worst offenders for ignoring the FFP rules. With the amount Howe has been given to spend this season, the Cherries SHOULD be challenging for a play-off spot. ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -11

6:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ReluctantNicko says...

Eddie and Jason are down at the ground tonight with their hosepipes to ensure the game is called off first thing tomorrow/

With two key defenders injured, a postponement would suit the Cherries and I am sure EH will be in the local league referee's ear to make sure the game is postponed and causing in-form Burnley a frustrated, wasted trip after travelling today.

Now the game will be played midweek with just a handful of Burnley fans present instead of the great following which had snapped up its entire allocation.

I feel sorry for the Burnley fans who have booked into hotels to make a weekend of it on the south coast.

Do not blame Eddie for not wanting to face an unchanged Burnley outfit who may have injuries for the rearranged game.
Eddie and Jason are down at the ground tonight with their hosepipes to ensure the game is called off first thing tomorrow/ With two key defenders injured, a postponement would suit the Cherries and I am sure EH will be in the local league referee's ear to make sure the game is postponed and causing in-form Burnley a frustrated, wasted trip after travelling today. Now the game will be played midweek with just a handful of Burnley fans present instead of the great following which had snapped up its entire allocation. I feel sorry for the Burnley fans who have booked into hotels to make a weekend of it on the south coast. Do not blame Eddie for not wanting to face an unchanged Burnley outfit who may have injuries for the rearranged game. ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -4

6:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

ReluctantNicko wrote:
Big-spending Bournemouth take on cash-strapped Burnley, one of the paupers in the Championship.

Even Brighton, with 25,000 average crowds, cannot compete on wages,, with cash-rich Bournemouth with Grabban turning down a move to the Amex.

Along with QPR and Forest, the Cherries are the worst offenders for ignoring the FFP rules.

With the amount Howe has been given to spend this season, the Cherries SHOULD be challenging for a play-off spot.
Give us chance , wait till next season ..we've got the best manager in this div.if you think we've spent a loy this season , just wait till next season .
[quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: Big-spending Bournemouth take on cash-strapped Burnley, one of the paupers in the Championship. Even Brighton, with 25,000 average crowds, cannot compete on wages,, with cash-rich Bournemouth with Grabban turning down a move to the Amex. Along with QPR and Forest, the Cherries are the worst offenders for ignoring the FFP rules. With the amount Howe has been given to spend this season, the Cherries SHOULD be challenging for a play-off spot.[/p][/quote]Give us chance , wait till next season ..we've got the best manager in this div.if you think we've spent a loy this season , just wait till next season . Nat1234
  • Score: -2

6:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ReluctantNicko says...

Be interesting to see what penalties will be imposed on teams like Forest and Bournemouth who aim to "cheat" their way around the FFP rules when 80% of the Championship teams will be strictly adhering to the new rules.

I'm not sure about Howe. Backed with a parachute payment of £16 million, he only managed to get Burnley to a 13th-place finish in the 2011-2012 season.
Be interesting to see what penalties will be imposed on teams like Forest and Bournemouth who aim to "cheat" their way around the FFP rules when 80% of the Championship teams will be strictly adhering to the new rules. I'm not sure about Howe. Backed with a parachute payment of £16 million, he only managed to get Burnley to a 13th-place finish in the 2011-2012 season. ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -7

7:59pm Fri 14 Feb 14

dekayedcherry says...

Disappointing news about Charlie Daniels injury but Ian Harte has been doing a solid job as his replacement. Harte may not have the dash of Daniels but he can produce a great cross and dead ball kick which need taking advantage of.

Having just seen the condition of the Dean Court pitch on TV, it looks far worse than when the Burton game was postponed. Apparently a pitch inspection is due at 7-45am tomorrow morning according to BBC South Today. The pitch looked absolulutely sodden and with more rain and high winds tonight, I will not be surprised if the game is called off early thereby saving Burnley fans from an unnecessary journey.
If the game is called off, it will give the medical staff a bit more time to get the walking wounded fit. UTC
Disappointing news about Charlie Daniels injury but Ian Harte has been doing a solid job as his replacement. Harte may not have the dash of Daniels but he can produce a great cross and dead ball kick which need taking advantage of. Having just seen the condition of the Dean Court pitch on TV, it looks far worse than when the Burton game was postponed. Apparently a pitch inspection is due at 7-45am tomorrow morning according to BBC South Today. The pitch looked absolulutely sodden and with more rain and high winds tonight, I will not be surprised if the game is called off early thereby saving Burnley fans from an unnecessary journey. If the game is called off, it will give the medical staff a bit more time to get the walking wounded fit. UTC dekayedcherry
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Fri 14 Feb 14

mossy 1 says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
Disappointing news about Charlie Daniels injury but Ian Harte has been doing a solid job as his replacement. Harte may not have the dash of Daniels but he can produce a great cross and dead ball kick which need taking advantage of.

Having just seen the condition of the Dean Court pitch on TV, it looks far worse than when the Burton game was postponed. Apparently a pitch inspection is due at 7-45am tomorrow morning according to BBC South Today. The pitch looked absolulutely sodden and with more rain and high winds tonight, I will not be surprised if the game is called off early thereby saving Burnley fans from an unnecessary journey.
If the game is called off, it will give the medical staff a bit more time to get the walking wounded fit. UTC
One poster has said he assumed the pitch is covered,I understand those pictures on South Today that were taken this morning shows not only was it uncovered ,but so waterlogged that even if no more rain were to fall between then and tomorrow midday the pitch would still be unplayable.Since then the skies have been unrelenting,giving no chance for the pitch to recover,short of a groundstaff aided miracle, the early inspection should at least give travelling fans enough notice to prevent an entirely wasted journey.
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: Disappointing news about Charlie Daniels injury but Ian Harte has been doing a solid job as his replacement. Harte may not have the dash of Daniels but he can produce a great cross and dead ball kick which need taking advantage of. Having just seen the condition of the Dean Court pitch on TV, it looks far worse than when the Burton game was postponed. Apparently a pitch inspection is due at 7-45am tomorrow morning according to BBC South Today. The pitch looked absolulutely sodden and with more rain and high winds tonight, I will not be surprised if the game is called off early thereby saving Burnley fans from an unnecessary journey. If the game is called off, it will give the medical staff a bit more time to get the walking wounded fit. UTC[/p][/quote]One poster has said he assumed the pitch is covered,I understand those pictures on South Today that were taken this morning shows not only was it uncovered ,but so waterlogged that even if no more rain were to fall between then and tomorrow midday the pitch would still be unplayable.Since then the skies have been unrelenting,giving no chance for the pitch to recover,short of a groundstaff aided miracle, the early inspection should at least give travelling fans enough notice to prevent an entirely wasted journey. mossy 1
  • Score: 2

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