DANNY Hollands has targeted a September return after successfully undergoing knee surgery last week.

The Cherries midfielder went under the knife at Bournemouth's Nuffield Hospital to cure a cartilage tear in his left knee.

And the Daily Echo / Micky Cave supporters' player of the year is hoping to overcome the frustration of being sidelined as soon as possible.

"I've almost got the full range of movement back already," the former Chelsea reserves skipper told the Daily Echo today.

"It's not as bad as it could've been so hopefully by the middle of September I'll be aiming to come back and play.

"I can go on the bike in the next couple of days and I'm looking to run probably between the next seven to 10 days.

"I'll see how all that goes then get back in the swing of things."

Hollands cemented his position as a key player for Cherries with a string of all-action performances in League One last term.

But his knee problem has meant he has missed Cherries' entire pre-season friendly programme, and all but a few training sessions.

"It's very frustrating. I haven't been able to do anything, it's very annoying because I just want to train," added Hollands.