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Cherries Allay Mings Injury Fears

Cherries Allay Mings Injury Fears

Bournemouth has allayed injury fears over Tyrone Mings but the defender could still miss out against Chelsea tonight. The Cherries have been boosted by the news the injury suffered by Mings at the weekend is not as bad as first feared.

Mings was forced off during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Wolves with what appeared to be a back injury, but manager Eddie Howe has allayed fears the defender faces a lengthy lay-off.

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“Tyrone Mings’ injury isn’t as bad as we first thought,” he told the club’s website. “He took a knock to his hip and at first we thought he could be out for weeks but by the looks of things it looks more like he’ll be out for days, so we’re monitoring him.”

Nevertheless, Mings, striker Callum Wilson and captain Simon Francis are doubts for tonight’s Carabao Cup quarter-final at Chelsea.

Howe added: “Callum Wilson had a hamstring problem and we rushed him back to be fit for Wolves. We still have to be careful with him to make sure he can perform over the coming games.

“Simon Francis has a groin problem. It’s more of a niggle than anything else, we’ll wait and see how he performs this week. I can’t give a clear answer on his availability for Chelsea.”

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