Cherries rocked by Francis blow
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed Simon Francis could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury.
The right-back came off in first-half injury-time in the heavy Boxing Day defeat against Tottenham and was due to undergo a scan.
It looks like disappointing news for both Francis and Cherries, with manager Howe admitting he could be out long term.
"He has gone for a scan on his knee, it doesn't look good, we are very concerned that it is is a serious injury," Howe said. "It could be the rest of the season, we will know when we get the results.
"I don't know what to say on it, it's one of those things, hugely disappointing for a player who has been magnificent for the football club.
"No thoughts are with anything other than him and his family tonight, we hope it is not as bad as it is looks, but we fear that is the case.
"I have not spoken to him, but I am sure he will be desperately disappointed not to be able to perform with the team."
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