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Howe: Ward is making good progress

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hopeful that defender Elliott Ward will return to action over the next couple of weeks.

The Cherries summer signing from Norwich City has been a key member of the squad, playing superbly well alongside central defensive partner Steve Cook.

But he suffered a tear to his calf during the draw against Burnley and has been sidelined ever since, with Cherries captain Tommy Elphick stepping in alongside Cook.

Ward is set to travel to the Villa Stuart Sport Clinic in Rome for a further consultation before stepping up his training.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"Elliott is making good progress and his calf has healed. He has stepped up his running and is running to about 75 per cent at the moment. We are hopeful that he could be back in and around the turn of the year."

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Date:Wednesday December 18 2013

Time: 10:20AM

 

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