AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe has concerns over Ryan Fraser injury

KNEE INJURY: Cherries' Ryan Fraser

KNEE INJURY: Cherries' Ryan Fraser

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CHERRIES are sweating on the fitness of Ryan Fraser after the winger sustained a knee injury during their pre-season friendly at Dorchester on Saturday.

Fraser, who has looked sharp during Cherries’ warm-up campaign, was substituted midway through the first half after taking a couple of heavy blows.

The 20-year-old departed the Avenue Stadium with his left knee strapped and in a brace and is due to be assessed by the club’s medical staff early this week.

Fraser, often on the receiving end of some hefty challenges during his first full season in the Championship, helped Cherries on their way to an 11-0 win over the Magpies.

Boss Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is a concern because we think it is his medial ligament. He took two whacks to the same area. We are hopeful it will be nothing more than a week to 10 days but will have to wait and see. With knee injuries, you always have to be protective.

“It is part and parcel when you consider his size and speed and he is going to take knocks. Thankfully, he was able to withstand them last season and it was just unfortunate that he came off on the wrong end of one.

“We hope to see him fit and continuing to develop. I think there has been a big improvement physically in Ryan since the end of last season so, hopefully, that will continue.

“It was a shame we lost him because he was looking in very good form and it was good to see him create so many chances, not just for himself but for the team as well.”

Howe, meanwhile, said he anticipated a playing return for goalkeeper Lee Camp when Cherries host Southampton in their first friendly at Dean Court on Friday.

Camp has sat out the first three warm-up games as a precaution due to a minor thigh injury with Benji Buchel shouldering the majority of the goalkeeping duties.

Howe said: “Lee has had two scans on his thigh and both have come back clear. The reason we had two was because one wasn’t of sufficient quality to read properly.

“He is back working with Neil Moss but as he is behind the other goalkeepers in pre-season training, we don’t want to rush him back too soon. Hopefully, we will see him in the first home friendly.”

Striker Tokelo Rantie, who also missed the Dorchester clash, is this week set to have a precautionary scan on his groin after complaining of tightness, while skipper Tommy Elphick was rested against the Magpies.

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6:46am Mon 21 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

I thought Ryan's form and pace suffered towards the end of last Season because of the "stick" dished out by defenders unable to cope with him and the minimum protection given by the refs to him.An exciting and entertaining player to watch so hope the injury swiftly clears, good to hear too that he is putting in a lot of work to improve strength and physicical condition. Good luck to the lad.
I thought Ryan's form and pace suffered towards the end of last Season because of the "stick" dished out by defenders unable to cope with him and the minimum protection given by the refs to him.An exciting and entertaining player to watch so hope the injury swiftly clears, good to hear too that he is putting in a lot of work to improve strength and physicical condition. Good luck to the lad. Square Old Codger
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7:44am Mon 21 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I do hope this is just a minor knock as I'd hate to see Ryan miss out on the next two friendles and the start of the season, I was looking forward to seeing him terrorise the Saints. Here's to a a quick recovery Wee Man.
I do hope this is just a minor knock as I'd hate to see Ryan miss out on the next two friendles and the start of the season, I was looking forward to seeing him terrorise the Saints. Here's to a a quick recovery Wee Man. TedMacsCherryPants
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9:20am Mon 21 Jul 14

devon fan says...

at this time in pre season most clubs pick up the usual knocks and strains, but we seem to be picking up more than our fair share, too often it appears to be the same players who fitness records are not good, these are good players when fit perhaps we should look more closely at a players fitness history when signing them
at this time in pre season most clubs pick up the usual knocks and strains, but we seem to be picking up more than our fair share, too often it appears to be the same players who fitness records are not good, these are good players when fit perhaps we should look more closely at a players fitness history when signing them devon fan
  • Score: -15

1:25pm Mon 21 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night.

Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!??

Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated!

Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal!
UTCIAD
Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night. Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!?? Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated! Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -4

1:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Hee hee -1 already I see someone is monitoring from either the Hants gasworks or the Wits travellers site. x
^ Hee hee -1 already I see someone is monitoring from either the Hants gasworks or the Wits travellers site. x TedMacsCherryPants
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1:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

bobsworthforever says...

Disappointing news for Ryan but even more worrying is how long it takes players to recover Elliot Wards been out for 5months with what was reported to be a thigh strain not just AFC Bournemouth at Arsenal Walcott out for 10 months Oxlade-Chamberlain out for whole of last season bit less Sports Science and a bit less warming up would help its all getting too technical going to see that Monaco striker Monchello or something like that in a couple of weeks interesting to see if any AFCB people skulking around
Disappointing news for Ryan but even more worrying is how long it takes players to recover Elliot Wards been out for 5months with what was reported to be a thigh strain not just AFC Bournemouth at Arsenal Walcott out for 10 months Oxlade-Chamberlain out for whole of last season bit less Sports Science and a bit less warming up would help its all getting too technical going to see that Monaco striker Monchello or something like that in a couple of weeks interesting to see if any AFCB people skulking around bobsworthforever
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3:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

Good job we have a large squad.
Who will be next on the scanner?
Good job we have a large squad. Who will be next on the scanner? holdinkæft
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3:57pm Mon 21 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night.

Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!??

Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated!

Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal!
UTCIAD
You seem to know an awful lot about Saints, you sure your not one of thier secret supporters.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night. Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!?? Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated! Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about Saints, you sure your not one of thier secret supporters. holdinkæft
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4:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

holdinkæft wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night.

Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!??

Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated!

Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal!
UTCIAD
You seem to know an awful lot about Saints, you sure your not one of thier secret supporters.
As the saying goes, know your enemy ;-}
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Off topic I know but this thread is running a bit slowly and I really am killing time until Friday night. Swindle v Stains friendly tonight whoever would you want to win!?? Mmmmm, it’s like being caught between the ‘devils’ and a ‘sinking ship’ in the deep blue sea OR deciding which leg you would prefer to have amputated! Is there such a thing as an inglorious result for both sides? My best scenario is a score draw where every goal is an own goal! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about Saints, you sure your not one of thier secret supporters.[/p][/quote]As the saying goes, know your enemy ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
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5:12pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Royal cherry says...

Shame there was no retribution for the animal that did Ryan,notice he didn't come out second half,probably feeding him raw meat in the dressing room.
Shame there was no retribution for the animal that did Ryan,notice he didn't come out second half,probably feeding him raw meat in the dressing room. Royal cherry
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4:50pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jaomi4 says...

Royal cherry wrote:
Shame there was no retribution for the animal that did Ryan,notice he didn't come out second half,probably feeding him raw meat in the dressing room.
actually it was an accidental collision of knees and the player involved player the full 90.
[quote][p][bold]Royal cherry[/bold] wrote: Shame there was no retribution for the animal that did Ryan,notice he didn't come out second half,probably feeding him raw meat in the dressing room.[/p][/quote]actually it was an accidental collision of knees and the player involved player the full 90. jaomi4
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