RYAN Giggs fears David Brooks could miss the remainder of Wales' Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

The Cherries winger has not played this campaign after suffering ankle ligament damage during a pre-season friendly at Brentford.

He is believed to be closing in on a return to training, but Wales boss Giggs believes the 22-year-old is still around a month away from fitness.

Asked how likely it was Brooks could feature for Wales in their mid-November qualifiers, Giggs told BBC Sport: "Even if he was fit, he has been out a long time.

"His return is looking around November.

"Now whether that's back playing or back actually training, I'm not too sure. It's a bit of a difficult one because he was still in a boot in the last camp.

"Even if he was fit he has been out a long time. Even if he's on the bench or fit for Bournemouth the week before, it will be difficult to pick him because he's been out for so long.

"We will see, you never know, there's still time yet."

Discussing Brooks's recovery last week, Howe told the Daily Echo: "He's getting there.

"We haven't seen him on the grass yet, but I don't think he's too far away from building up to that point.

"He's spending a lot of time in the gym on certain different machines that we have and he's building his strength. He'll be very keen to get out on the grass.

"David is very much a lover of football, not so much the gym side of it and he'll be very keen to get back on the pitches I'm sure."

Wales travel to Azerbaijan on November 16 before rounding off their qualification campaign at home to Hungary on November 19.