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Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere suffers ankle injury

by 13/02/2017 18:44:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Bournemouth suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Manchester City 
  • Jack Wilshere was replaced before half-time after suffering an ankle injury
  • The Arsenal loanee was injured as he attempted a tackle on David Silva
  • Wilshere has a large catalogue of previous injuries from his time at Arsenal
  • Eddie Howe said losing Wilshere was a blow and that the injury will be assessed 

By Andy Warren For Mailonline

Published: 17:48 EST, 13 February 2017 | Updated: 18:44 EST, 13 February 2017

Jack Wilshere suffered another injury blow as he left Bournemouth's 2-0 home defeat by Manchester City with an ankle problem.

The Arsenal loanee, who has been hit by a catalogue of injuries since breaking through at The Emirates, was replaced by Benik Afobe just before half-time after he attempted a challenge on City playmaker David Silva.

A strike from Raheem Sterling and a Tyrone Mings own goal ensured Bournemouth continue to look over their shoulder at the relegation zone, but the the fitness of Wilshere, as well as captain Simon Francis, is another worry for manager Eddie Howe. 

Jack Wilshere winces while on the floor as he receives treatment after suffering an ankle injury Jack Wilshere winces while on the floor as he receives treatment after suffering an ankle injury

Jack Wilshere winces while on the floor as he receives treatment after suffering an ankle injury

The Arsenal loanee was ultimately replaced just before half-time by Benik Afobe The Arsenal loanee was ultimately replaced just before half-time by Benik Afobe

The Arsenal loanee was ultimately replaced just before half-time by Benik Afobe

Cherries manager Eddie Howe said: 'Losing both players within one half of football was a huge blow. To lose a player of Jack's quality was a huge blow. We had a go, but ultimately they were too good.

'Simon felt his hamstring and Jack had a pain in his ankle, we will reassess both injuries and hopefully they are nothing serious.

'I don't think there's a major injury there (with Wiltshere). He just felt he couldn't move as freely as he wanted.' 

JACK WILSHERE INJURY TIMELINE 

October 24, 2009 - Ankle - until Dec 2 (5 1/2 weeks)

Jan 8, 2010 - Hamstring - until Feb 9 (4 1/2 weeks)

November 14, 2010 - Back - until Nov 23 (1 1/2 weeks)

August 1, 2011 - Ankle - until Oct 27 2012 (65 weeks)

February 9, 2013 - Hip - until Feb 16 (1 week - missed 0 games)

March 3, 2013 - Ankle - until April 13 (4 1/2 weeks)

May 20, 2013 - Ankle surgery - until July 4 (6 1/2 weeks)

October 31, 2013 - Ankle - until November 10 (1 1/2 weeks)

Jan 24, 2014 - Ankle - until Feb 8 (2 weeks)

March 5, 2014 - Ankle - until May 11 (9 weeks)

October 26, 2014 - Ankle/ilness - until Nov 9 (2 weeks)

November 22, 2014 - Ankle - until May 4 2015 (44 weeks)

July 31, 2015 - Fibula - until  April 24 2016 (38 weeks)

July 31, 2016 - Knee injury - until August 20, 2016 (3 weeks)

Assessing his side's loss, Howe added: ‘Ultimately second goal was the killer.

‘I felt we worked incredibly hard, were disciplined in defensive shape, rode our luck in stages but it was an even, competitive game. We had a few players not at 100 per cent fitness.

‘We have to be positive, we have a break in Premier League calendar, we have to come back refreshed to fight for survival, as that is the situation we are in.’ 

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his medical team will now assess Wilshere's injury Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his medical team will now assess Wilshere's injury

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his medical team will now assess Wilshere's injury

City also have injury worries, after Gabriel Jesus was replaced early in the first half after suffering a knock to his foot.

'Hopefully it won't be for a long time, we will have to wait until tomorrow,' Pep Guardiola said.

'Tomorrow morning we will know exactly. Hopefully – I will pray tonight – it will not be a big issue.'  

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