AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings will be sidelined for a minimum of a month following an appointment with a back specialist.
Mings had made three appearances during the current 2017/18 campaign, with all three seeing Mings named in the starting XI.
The first came in the EFL Cup against Birmingham City, but the other two appearances came in the Premier League as AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe adopted a three at the back formation.
That saw Mings operate on the left hand side of a three man defence alongside Nathan Ake and Steve Cook.
However the 24 year old was forced off at half time against Arsenal and will now miss the next few games.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
“We thought we could treat it without the intervention of a specialist but, unfortunately for Tyrone, it just seemed to get worse and kept nagging away…
“…He has seen a specialist who recommended a minimum of a month`s rest. It will be interesting to see what that rest does for his back.
“He has had a bit of pain in one area so, hopefully, the rest will cure it and he will be back in no time.
“With another international break coming up, it could mean he will miss three or four games maximum but it is all dependant on him coming back and feeling okay.”
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