AFC Bournemouth supporters are awaiting a more detailed update on the fitness of Cherries full back Adam Smith.
Smith collapsed during the 2-1 defeat away to Newcastle United on Saturday.
He had been attempting to take a quick free-kick, but former Cherries team-mate Matt Ritchie was stood in close proximaty to Smith, so the full back attempted to readjust his positioning. But as he did this, something in his right knee gave way and Smith fell to the ground.
The 27-year-old, who was making his 200th appearance for the club, received lengthy treatment on the pitch before being stretchered off.
Smith this season has proven to be a key player in the side, featuring at both right and left full back.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told afcb.co.uk…
“…he injured his knee in an earlier tackle.
“He felt slightly unstable and went to take a quick free-kick, and his knee has just given way.
“It looks like a serious one, we won’t know until it’s scanned but it doesn’t look good.
“I don’t think it’s a cruciate but it would be foolish of me to give a clear view without a scan.
Defender Adam Smith is undergoing scans on the knee injury he sustained at Newcastle on Saturday@afcbournemouth hope to find out more about the extent of the injury when he visits a knee specialist tomorrow ???? pic.twitter.com/UxyXBGaQNw
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) November 12, 2018
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Certainly the biggest issue of the day, horribly reminiscent of Callum Wilson’s ACL. Adam offers us so much positional versatility and he so often sets the tempo. A huge concern. – Join the conversation, click here.