Bournemouth & David Brooks
Bournemouth are now without Welsh international midfielder David Brooks for several weeks.
Brooks has been sidelined with an ankle injury suffered in the match against Chelsea.
The Cherries beat Chelsea 4-0 last midweek in the Premier League.
However, in disappointing flip-flop fashion, Bournemouth were hugely below-par losing 2-0 at Cardiff City on Saturday.
Bournemouth’s next run of matches includes a trip to Liverpool on February 9th, home to Wolves on February 23rd, away at Arsenal on Wednesday 27th and at home to Manchester City on March 2nd.
David Brooks injured himself vs Chelsea
After the Cardiff City defeat, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe gave some more insight into Brooks’ setback:
David injured his ankle scoring against Chelsea. It was a strange injury, he didn’t feel it kicking the ball but felt in the celebration that he injured himself.
He’ll be missing for around three weeks we think.
🗣️ Eddie Howe on David Brooks: "David injured his ankle scoring against Chelsea. It was a strange injury, he didn't feel it kicking the ball but felt in the celebration that he injured himself. He'll be missing for around three weeks we think."#FFScout #FPL #GW26 #afcb
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) February 3, 2019
For the record, the Daily Mail are reporting on Sunday that David Brooks could be out for five weeks for the Cherries.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) February 3, 2019
Looking back at Brooks’ goal against Chelsea, it’s still difficult to see how he got injured.
Brooks twisted past David Luiz in the early stages of the attack, while he had no issue when scoring.
However after the team came out of their group huddle with Brooks after celebrating, the goalscorer did show a glimpse of his issue.
Brooks was spotted looking downwards, before be walked gingerly on his way back for the kick-off.