Cherries bruised by injuries

Hollands and Symes add to injury woes

Hollands: Injury blow

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League One new-boys Bournemouth have been dealt two more injury concerns ahead of the new season with the news that Danny Hollands and Michael Symes have suffered setbacks.

"We have lost a few players and this is the big worry for us. It is pretty bleak at the moment so let's hope it doesn't get any worse."

Eddie Howe

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The Cherries have already seen Steve Fletcher and Danny Ings ruled out of part of the club's pre-season preparations and the injury list continues to grow.

Both Hollands and Symes could miss the start of the season after they were injured during Saturday's pre-season friendly against Fulham.

Midfielder Hollands has a hernia problem while striker Symes sustained a groin injury.

"It is always the worry with pre-season. You need to get people fit and you need to keep as many as possible fit. We have been unfortunate in the past few days," Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told The Echo.

"We have lost a few players and this is the big worry for us. It is pretty bleak at the moment so let's hope it doesn't get any worse.

"These are big blows for us and we are looking really light on numbers at the moment. It is even more frustrating because all the injuries have been picked up in games so there isn't a lot we can do to adjust our training."