AFC Bournemouth: Eunan O'Kane to be fit for pre-season

Bournemouth Echo: MIDFIELDER: Eunan O'Kane MIDFIELDER: Eunan O'Kane

EUNAN O’Kane is set to be fit for the start of pre-season after fears were allayed he may have sustained a serious injury during Cherries’ 1-0 defeat at Millwall.

O’Kane was replaced at the interval after falling awkwardly on his shoulder during the first half and left The Den with his right arm in a sling.

And there were initial concerns the midfielder may have suffered long- term damage, which could have kept him out of Cherries’ warm-up campaign.

But following a precautionary scan to ascertain whether he may require surgery, O’Kane was given the all-clear and told he would not need to go under the knife.

O’Kane, rewarded for his exploits last season with a new three-and-a-half year deal, spent a brief spell on the sidelines in March with a hip injury.

Cherries physio Steve Hard said: “Eunan fell on his shoulder and was in too much pain to play the second half. The injury was more towards the end of his collarbone rather than to the shoulder itself.

“He had a scan which showed a small injury and it will settle down. He will be fine for the start of pre-season and doesn’t need surgery.”

O’Kane, who has been receiving intensive treatment from Hard, is due to be reassessed when he returns from a short break back home in Northern Ireland.

Hard has also this month been monitoring defender Elliott Ward and utility man Joe Partington, both of whom will be ruled out for the start of pre-season.

Ward sustained a knee injury when he collided with an advertising hoarding during Cherries’ defeat by Leicester in February and aggravated the problem on his return at Ipswich on Easter Monday.

He had surgery on his right knee eight days later and is expected to be sidelined for around 12 weeks, keeping him out until the middle of July.

Hard will keep tabs on Ward throughout the summer and the player is likely to start some remedial work before the rest of Eddie Howe’s squad return at the end of June.

Partington is recovering from major surgery after sustaining a serious knee injury during the early stages of Aldershot’s 1-1 draw at Dartford in February.

The 24-year-old, who was on loan to the Conference outfit at the time, had an operation to have his right knee reconstructed after rupturing ligaments.

He was told to expect to spend three to four months on the sidelines and is
on target to return to full training towards the end of July.

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9:09am Wed 28 May 14

devon fan says...

poor Joe must be one of the unluckiest players around, I cannot remember a season when he has been fully fit and available for selection, unfortunatley this does not help the manager in preparing for a new season
poor Joe must be one of the unluckiest players around, I cannot remember a season when he has been fully fit and available for selection, unfortunatley this does not help the manager in preparing for a new season devon fan
  • Score: 2

9:22am Wed 28 May 14

canfordcherry says...

Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight. canfordcherry
  • Score: 4

10:51am Wed 28 May 14

pokboy says...

Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again!
Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again! pokboy
  • Score: 0

11:41am Wed 28 May 14

canfordcherry says...

pokboy wrote:
Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again!
On this basis they will definitely be up there come end of season.
Let's hope Lewis can see he is better off with us or else he may be bench warming for most of the season.
A few more signings Lewis and we too will be (more) of a force to be reckoned with and in with a shout ourselves.
Believe!!
[quote][p][bold]pokboy[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again![/p][/quote]On this basis they will definitely be up there come end of season. Let's hope Lewis can see he is better off with us or else he may be bench warming for most of the season. A few more signings Lewis and we too will be (more) of a force to be reckoned with and in with a shout ourselves. Believe!! canfordcherry
  • Score: 3

12:45pm Wed 28 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

canfordcherry wrote:
pokboy wrote:
Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again!
On this basis they will definitely be up there come end of season.
Let's hope Lewis can see he is better off with us or else he may be bench warming for most of the season.
A few more signings Lewis and we too will be (more) of a force to be reckoned with and in with a shout ourselves.
Believe!!
Seems to have gone rather quiet !

Like you say with one or two more signings here, we will be irresistible to leave and be real contenders next season.
Like you say, have a bit of belief.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pokboy[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have now signed Federico Macheda, Javi Guerra and Adam Le Fondre. Soon they will have more strikers than a box of swan!! Can't see Lewis going there on this basis but I guess the other interested clubs will be sniffing round again![/p][/quote]On this basis they will definitely be up there come end of season. Let's hope Lewis can see he is better off with us or else he may be bench warming for most of the season. A few more signings Lewis and we too will be (more) of a force to be reckoned with and in with a shout ourselves. Believe!![/p][/quote]Seems to have gone rather quiet ! Like you say with one or two more signings here, we will be irresistible to leave and be real contenders next season. Like you say, have a bit of belief. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Wed 28 May 14

miltonarcher says...

canfordcherry wrote:
Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin
g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb.

To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants.

Kind regards

T
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T miltonarcher
  • Score: -10

2:38pm Wed 28 May 14

pure_afcb says...

miltonarcher wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin

g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb.

To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants.

Kind regards

T
oh dear your getting desperate, strange to be on here considering poxyteamo ran off to a club 'with history' he even paid himself off to leave the mess that is southampton pmsl. oh and we are still waiting for our adam the llama money tick tock. ha ha ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T[/p][/quote]oh dear your getting desperate, strange to be on here considering poxyteamo ran off to a club 'with history' he even paid himself off to leave the mess that is southampton pmsl. oh and we are still waiting for our adam the llama money tick tock. ha ha ha ha ha pure_afcb
  • Score: 4

4:22pm Wed 28 May 14

canfordcherry says...

miltonarcher wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin

g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb.

To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants.

Kind regards

T
I think the only thing you (or rather we) have to look forward to is the rest of the rats deserting the sinking ship during summer.
A contract was offered to Poxy but he turned it down for reasons the club cannot make public, hmmm.
The agents must be working overtime to take their overachievers somewhere with ambition while their stock is still in demand.
Even the captain of the vessel (Poxy) could not wait to abandon ship before the 'crew' exodus began. Probably didn't like the board saying either they were going or there wasn't a budget for new signings unless you sold your so called superstars!
You are just a little fish in a massive sea, better get used to it! Won't be long and you will slip back into the tributary where you belong, hopefully as we pass you on the way up!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T[/p][/quote]I think the only thing you (or rather we) have to look forward to is the rest of the rats deserting the sinking ship during summer. A contract was offered to Poxy but he turned it down for reasons the club cannot make public, hmmm. The agents must be working overtime to take their overachievers somewhere with ambition while their stock is still in demand. Even the captain of the vessel (Poxy) could not wait to abandon ship before the 'crew' exodus began. Probably didn't like the board saying either they were going or there wasn't a budget for new signings unless you sold your so called superstars! You are just a little fish in a massive sea, better get used to it! Won't be long and you will slip back into the tributary where you belong, hopefully as we pass you on the way up! canfordcherry
  • Score: 5

5:32pm Wed 28 May 14

redster says...

See the bookies were offering 14/1 for Southampton to go down. I have not put a bet on for years but that looks a cert!
See the bookies were offering 14/1 for Southampton to go down. I have not put a bet on for years but that looks a cert! redster
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Wed 28 May 14

raybren says...

Now that Spurs have employed Pochettino , it ' s a sure bet that A . Llama will follow very quickly to WH Lane . Re invest the money in stock and we will be flying !
Now that Spurs have employed Pochettino , it ' s a sure bet that A . Llama will follow very quickly to WH Lane . Re invest the money in stock and we will be flying ! raybren
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Wed 28 May 14

cherryexe says...

miltonarcher wrote:
canfordcherry wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T
You do make me laugh mincing arser I would be more worried about you're own club if I where you oh dear you're just spurs feeder club you're just spurs feeder club!!! Lol. When Mr lallana joins old poxy at spurs don't forget our 25% will you mincing payments made to afc Bournemouth Ltd then we will be laughing at you again all the way to the bank
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T[/p][/quote]You do make me laugh mincing arser I would be more worried about you're own club if I where you oh dear you're just spurs feeder club you're just spurs feeder club!!! Lol. When Mr lallana joins old poxy at spurs don't forget our 25% will you mincing payments made to afc Bournemouth Ltd then we will be laughing at you again all the way to the bank cherryexe
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Wed 28 May 14

Deejaycee says...

miltonarcher wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin

g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb.

To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants.

Kind regards

T
It wasn't long ago you were on this site telling us all that you had reliable information saying that Lallana was going nowhere. How come that today you quote that you would rather see him go to Liverpool than Spurs
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Saints manager betting. I see Eddie is still @ 12/1with Moyes and Benitez. Favourite is Yakin. With 8 names ahead of him let's hope they settle for someone with Premier experience. Still hope they implode and we pass them on our way to the top flight.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Just remind me, what was the size of the loss for little afcb? I seem to remember it was around the 15 million pound mark. SFC made a loss in the same period, but only 7 million. Of course this season the SKY money is HUGE, 100 million+. Plus we won 15.6 million for finishing 8th Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrchin g. With regret I think the only club likely to implode is afcb. To reassure you, Eddie has no ambition, remember he jumped ship at Burnley, a club that came on leaps and bounds after he left, so I doubt he will be invited to join the South Coast Giants. Kind regards T[/p][/quote]It wasn't long ago you were on this site telling us all that you had reliable information saying that Lallana was going nowhere. How come that today you quote that you would rather see him go to Liverpool than Spurs Deejaycee
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Thu 29 May 14

holdinkæft says...

My god he knows how to gee you all up. and you jump at it.
My god he knows how to gee you all up. and you jump at it. holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

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