Eddie Howe reveal Simon Francis out for the season

FOOTBALL-Nairobi, Kenya 27 December 21:52 GMT

Bournemouth has been hit with a blow with stalwart and club captain Simon Francis ruled out for the season with a ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament his manager revealed after being stretchered off in the 5-0 Tottenham win.

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Manager Eddie Howe told the club’s official website, www.afcb.co.uk: “We are devastated to have lost Simon to a serious knee injury.

“It is a huge blow for us to lose our captain and someone who has performed so well and consistently for the team over a long period of time.

“There is a long road ahead, but Simon is a model professional who has a positive mindset and is surrounded by good people. I know he will leave no stone unturned in order to get back as soon as possible.

“He will receive the best possible medical care, as well as the love and support of everyone at the club.”

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