In September 2015, AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee in a match against Stoke City, which would rule him out for a little over six months.
He returned to full fitness, beginning to find his feet in the top flight of English football only to rupture his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in training in February 2017.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had previously discussed the important role that United States of America based rehabilitation expert Bill Knowles had played in Wilson’s recovery in August 2017.
Over a calendar year later and not only has Wilson found his best form in the Premier League since prior to his first knee injury, but he has also been able to step on to the international stage and also do it for England.
Howe has now opted to use the time to also highlight the work done by first-team physiotherapist Jonny King.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo…
“Jonny King was with Callum for a long period of time during his rehab, During those times you are with that person from the club more than your own family.
“You build a very special tight relationship with them. They are nursing you through some really difficult moments.
“They have to give good advice and make sure the player never loses heart and encouragement from where he is at – knowing the situation won’t be permanent.
Hard to believe he is only 26. It’s a shame he was basically robbed of two seasons in the Premier League. – Join the conversation, click here.