Junior Stanislas will miss the remainder of the season through injury and already looks set to be struggling ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
The 29-year-old last week underwent an operation on his hamstring last week with Eddie Howe believing he could be out for as long as four months.
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That means he is set to miss the entirety of pre-season and the opening month of the new season, which is likely to see Stanislas playing catch-up fitness wise.
Stanislas has always struggled with injuries since his move to Dean Court in 2014 ahead of AFC Bournemouth’s Championship winning season.
On average, over his previous five seasons, Stanislas has featured for 1,160 minutes per campaign, which equates to 13 full games a season.
Despite his lack of football he has scored 18 goals and claimed 12 assists, proving his undoubted quality, when fit and available.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo…
“Junior went under the knife (25th April) for an operation on his hamstring.
“He will be out I think for around three to four months.
“It’s a big blow for him and a big blow for us. It’s been a tough season for Junior. A lot of injuries, setbacks and disappointments but he’ll come back stronger next season…”
“…The challenge for us and Junior is to keep himself consistently fit, because when he does play he has got undoubted talent.”
A shame as he’s a cracking footballer when he’s fit, but I suppose it means a cheaper next contract if we renew, but pretty much destroys any chance of getting a fee for him if we don’t. Who’d spend money on that injury record? – Join the conversation, click here.