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Howe Hopeful Over Mings Injury

Howe Hopeful Over Mings Injury

Eddie Howe is hopeful that the back problem which Tyrone Mings suffered in Bournemouth’s defeat at Wolves is “nothing too serious”. The Cherries boss, who lost Simon Francis to a problem last week and has Lewis Cook out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury, was forced to withdraw Mings 36 minutes into Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League reverse at Molineux.

The 25-year-old defender only played five times last season because of a stress fracture in his spine, but Howe does not believe this injury is a recurrence.

He said: “I think he was in a lot of pain at half-time. “I haven’t spoken to him directly but I think it’s a knock in his back. “Hopefully it’s nothing too serious.”

Howe added: “He has missed a lot of football through injury and the last thing he wanted to do was come off. “Looking at him quite quickly, there was no way he could continue.”

Despite the latest injury blow and their sixth defeat in seven Premier League games, Howe is backing his players to recover.

He said: “It’s been that kind of spell for us, losing key players and losing games, but hopefully we will rise to the challenge.”

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