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Cherries’ skipper out for eight to ten weeks

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The defender required an operation

AFC Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick will miss between eight to ten weeks of the season after having surgery on a repetitive ankle injury.

The centre-half first sustained the injury in the 4-3 away win at West Ham United and has today been ruled out until at least the New Year after a successful operation.

Elphick was an ever present during the last campaign when he led the south-coast side to the Championship title, however, he now joins a growing list of important players who have suffered serious injuries.

The 28-year old joins striker Callum Wilson on the sidelines at Bournemouth, who faces six months out himself having ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe also confirmed that the 23-year old had a successful operation of his own.

Also, the club’s record signing Tyrone Mings and winger Max Gradel will miss the rest of the season and six months respectively after suffering a similar injury to that of Wilson’s.

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