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Sport Howe confirms Ake out for six weeks

14:50  13 december  2019
14:50  13 december  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake faces up to six weeks out with the hamstring injury he suffered against Liverpool, manager Eddie Howe says.

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Eddie Howe says Nathan Ake will be ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury suffered against Liverpool last weekend.

Ake was forced off the field during Bournemouth's 3-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side, with Howe saying in the immediate aftermath that the injury did "not look good".

However, the Cherries manager said in his press conference on Friday that there has since been a more optimistic prognosis.

Eddie Howe wearing a black shirt: Howe has back his resilience to help Bournemouth out of a poor run of form © Getty Howe has back his resilience to help Bournemouth out of a poor run of form "It was relatively good news on Nathan's scan," said Howe. "The trouble with hamstring injuries, it's very difficult to give definitive timelines, it will depend on how he feels but I think we're looking at about six weeks.

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Ake was today ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury but Cherries boss Eddie Howe has admitted the 24-year-old's longer-term future is " out of our control". But Ake seems likely to miss at least four weeks after hurting his leg in last Saturday's 3-0 home loss to Liverpool. £150m SPREE.

Ake was today ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury but Cherries boss Eddie Howe has admitted the 24-year-old's longer-term future is “ out of our control”. And The Athletic suggest ex-Chelsea youngster Ake is narrowing down his preferred options should he move in January.

"That's conservative. Nathan could come back sooner than that, but I think six weeks is probably a fair timeline.

"He presented like it was going to be a really bad one. The scan showed it was a grade two - without going too technical - but then we've had further opinions and we think we can get him back pretty quickly.

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"But with these injuries you do have to be careful, you never quite know with a hamstring whether if it's fully healed or not, so we're looking at six weeks."

Ake is not the only injury currently troubling Bournemouth. Steve Cook has had an operation after fracturing his wrist against Tottenham on November 30, while Adam Smith appears to have narrowly avoided surgery on his ankle after limping off the field against Crystal Palace earlier this month.

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"We're stretched defensively, there's no denying that," said Howe. "When you look at Steve Cooke and Nathan Ake, they've done so well for us in the middle of the pitch. To lose those two players is a big blow.

Steve Cook wearing a red shirt: Steve Cook fractured his wrist against Spurs © Getty Steve Cook fractured his wrist against Spurs "Adam as well, who's been really consistent for us. Add Lloyd Kelly to that injury list and it's quite a chunk of our defenders not available.

"But we still believe in the players that we have, we've got a mixture of youth and experience in there. They have to step up now and show their qualities.

"Individually each of them will believe they're good enough to play regularly in the Premier League, no denying their confidence levels in themselves.

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"Collectively, it will be a new back four so that's something we have worked hard on to make sure that the structures are right and the relationships are there - that's going to be the big thing."

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The injuries have come at a particularly bad time for Bournemouth, who are only one point above Southampton in the relegation zone after losing their last five league fixtures.

Howe says he has experience of hardship at the club, and has backed his resilience to see out this tough period.

Eddie Howe wearing a black shirt: Howe says Bournemouth are © Getty Howe says Bournemouth are "stretched defensively" with injuries to key players "In these moments, I'd like to think that's where I try and be at my best because I think this is the most challenging moment for you when you're leading the team and you're being asked questions," said the 42-year-old.

"People will doubt you, and [there are] a whole host of different emotions, that's where you've got to be at your strongest and your most resilient.

"I'd like to think I've handled these situations before and I can do it again.

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"It's about being consistent with the players, it's about not ripping up everything that you believe in, it's about not listening to the noise around you.

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Eddie Howe has admitted that keeping Nathan Ake at Bournemouth is ‘ out of our control’ amid interest from Chelsea. The Dutch defender left Stamford Bridge in a £ And with the January transfer window fast approaching, the Bournemouth manager admitted that keeping Ake at the club could prove difficult.

Nathan Ake says he is happy at Bournemouth amid transfer speculation over a potential return to Chelsea, but spoke very highly of Frank Lampard and his "perfect" time at Stamford Bridge in a wide-ranging interview.

"Getting the best out of every single player that we have here - that's probably my biggest task - and we'll be fine."

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