Back in August 2019, AFC Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels crumbled to the floor after attempting a cross against Manchester City.
Daniels was stretchered off the pitch and it was announced that Daniels had suffered a suspected dislocated patella (kneecap), which was later confirmed following a scan.
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Daniels would go on to have an operation on his knee and is in the midst of his rehabilitation, but is not expected to kick a ball again until the 2020/21 season.
Unfortunately for the 33-year-old, his contract at Dean Court is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.
If AFC Bournemouth chose to not offer him a new contract on the south coast it would end a Cherries career that began in November 2011 when he joined from Leyton Orient for a fee of around £200,000.
Across all competitions, Daniels has made 265 appearances and played a key role in two promotion-winning campaigns, with promotion from League One coming in 2013 and winning the Championship title in 2015.
129 of those appearances have come in the Premier League, with the last appearance being against Manchester City when he was stretchered off, asked by the Daily Echo about the prospect of that being his final game for the club he said…
“No, I wouldn’t want it ideally. But you never know what happens in football. I’m just more focused on me trying to get fit more than anything.”
In regards to talks about a new contract Daniels added…
“Nothing’s happened yet. Obviously it’s difficult for the club at the minute because when I did it (the knee) they didn’t know how long I was going to be out for and then the January transfer window has happened and stuff like that. Nothing has happened at the minute so we’ll just see what happens over the next couple of months.”
Awful, let’s hope he can get back to some form of training by the end of the season, get a full pre-season under his belt and see him back in red and black again next season.
I read he wanted to do his next coaching B Badge so maybe once he’s had surgery and on the road to recovery, he can get a head start in some of that. – Join the conversation, click here.