Bournemouth boss provides update on Wilson, predicts recovery time

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says that he hasn't given up hope of striker Callum Wilson making an appearance before the end of the season.


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has told the club's official website that there is a possibility that striker Callum Wilson could return to action before the end of the season.


At the end of September, Wilson suffered a serious knee injury in Bournemouth's 2-1 defeat away at Stoke City, and there were fears that the 24-year-old could be missing for the rest of the campaign.


That could still be the case, but Howe has suggested that neither he or his player have given up hope on making an appearance before the middle of May.


Howe said: "Callum is making good progress, I think next month is possible but we're not rushing Callum or saying that will definitely be the case."


At the time, the injury sustained by the former Coventry City forward was a huge blow to the Cherries, with Wilson considered to be integral to their hopes of remaining in the Premier League.


However, while Bournemouth failed to win any of their next seven matches in the top flight, they regrouped and helped by the acquisition of Benik Afobe in January, they have established an 11-point margin between themselves and the relegation zone.


Before his injury, Wilson had netted five goals in seven matches, including a hat-trick in the 4-3 triumph away at West Ham United.

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