Monday 22 January 2018

Second cruciate injury for Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has suffered a second devastating cruciate knee ligament injury in the space of just 16 months and will now miss at least the rest of this season.

The injury occurred during training on Wednesday, with scans yesterday confirming that he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. He suffered the same injury on his right knee in September 2015 and did not return until last April.

Wilson had begun the previous Premier League season with five goals in seven games to follow up on his 23 goals in the Championship the previous year and was being talked about at that time as a potential option for Roy Hodgson's senior England team.

He was yet to fully rediscover his goalscoring form on his comeback even before this latest set-back. The 24-year-old did not start Tuesday's 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace and had scored six goals so far this season in 21 games. "We are all devastated for Callum," said manager Eddie Howe.

Irish Independent

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