Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury's experience with long-term injuries has helped full-back Nathan Byrne through a tough period.
Byrne, who signed on a season-long loan deal in the summer, has not featured for the Cherries since September 12 after undergoing ankle surgery.
The 19-year-old is now close to a comeback, however, after undergoing his rehabilitation with Bournemouth.
"I basically broke everything in my knee, so I was out for 14 or 15 months and it's a very hard period," said Bradbury.
"Obviously I wouldn't wish that on anyone but because I've had that I understand lengthy injuries and what goes through their minds and the management styles you need to help keep them up all the time.
"We do do that here. We try and keep them up all the time and keep them positive and driven. It can be difficult when you've got long-term injuries but we've got people at the club to make sure that happens."