AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed that he will be unable to make use of his players who are still recovering from various injuries ahead of the Leicester City fixture on Saturday.
Howe further mentioned that although some players are injured, there are certainly in full recovery mode as they undergo rehabilitation as he told the club's official website.
David Brooks (ankle), Lloyd Kelly (ankle), Arnaut Danjuma (foot), Dan Gosling (hip), Lewis Cook (knee), Simon Francis (knee) and Junior Stanislas (hamstring) are all unavailable for the trip to King Power Stadium.
Brooks and Gosling were both expected to be sidelined for around 12 weeks following their respective operations and are on schedule, while Kelly and Danjuma are “improving”, said Howe.
Howe on Cook, Francis and Stanislas be eligible to return to the squad after the international break: “It’s difficult to give a clearly defined yes or no due to the long-term nature of their injuries.
"Any player could have a minor setback so I don’t want to put pressure on them to say they will be back in that period but they are getting very close.”
Charlie Daniels also joined the growing injury list after he sustained a knee injury against Manchester City.
“I think it’s too early to make any dramatic conclusions from three games. Let’s wait and see how the season progresses from everyone’s perspective.
“They certainly look strong at the moment and have started the season well but it’s very early days.
“They are a vastly-improved team and Brendan deserves a lot of credit for what he’s done in really difficult circumstances, let’s not forget that.
“Just looking on the pitch, I think he’s transformed their style of play. They are very confident in their skin now, they are adapting to his philosophy and adapting very well to it.
“They have some really good players so he’ll be very pleased with the start they’ve had and we go there knowing it’s going to be a good game.”
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