Date: 27th September 2017 at 6:24pm
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes striker Callum Wilson should be given time to hit form, once he returns from injury.

The Cherries top goalscorer during their Championship winning season has been plagued by knee injuries during the Cherries first three seasons in the Premier League.

The former England Under 21’s international was being spoken about in the media as a possible striker set to be called up into the full England squad when he injured his right knee in a match against Stoke City in September 2015. That ruled him out for a little over six months.

He played six games towards the end of that season and then featured in 21 games last season, scoring 6 goals before he was ruled out for the remainder of that campaign with another ACL injury, after Wilson had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in training.

He underwent surgery in February.

Wilson was included in AFC Bournemouth’s pre-season training camp to Spain, before travelling to the United States of America to work with rehabilitation expert Bill Knowles.

Knowles is the director of reconditioning and athletic development at HP Sports, who have previously worked with former England internationals John Terry and Frank Lampard.

Last week via his Instagram page Wilson revealed he has rejoined the Cherries squad for training.

Howe told the Daily Echo

‘…With players who have been out a long time, it does take them a while to find peak form, I think that’s only natural.

‘It’s the same for everybody so I think we have to give him that time…

‘…Callum is doing really well. I have kept a close eye on his rehab and it is very difficult to remember back to the first time he did his knee but certainly this time I think there is a difference.

‘He looks like he is running a lot more smoothly. He is mechanically very good, so I’m really pleased with him and for him. Psychologically, I think he is in a really good place.’

Your Say…

billythekid wrote…

Eddie doesn’t need to rush him back, get him back to full fitness and don’t take any chances.

He never really hit the heights in his last comeback before being injured again.
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