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Ward blow for Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Elliott Ward faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

The 29-year-old, who has made 25 appearances for the Cherries this campaign, is likely to be out for around three months.

Manager Eddie Howe told the club's official website: "He had an operation on Tuesday to deal with the damage.

"We are hopeful it's not too serious, but we are looking at about 12 weeks before he returns."