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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson set for extended spell on sidelines

Posted: Tue 29 Sep 2015

Cherries striker Callum Wilson is set to spend at least six months sidelined after scans confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Wilson, who sustained the injury early on in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Stoke City, will have an operation next week before beginning his rehab.

”It’s very disappointing for Callum, after what has been an exceptional start to the season, but I am sure he will come back fitter and stronger,” Eddie Howe told

“Callum is the type of character who won’t be fazed by such a setback, and I am sure he will turn this experience into a positive in the long run.

“As I have said many times before though, this kind of setback offers others the opportunity to step up to the plate, show everybody what they can do and make a real impact at this level.”