Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: Pleased with Defoe progress

Howe: Pleased with Defoe progress

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been pleased with the rehabilitation progress of Cherries and England striker Jermain Defoe.

Defoe suffered a fractured ankle following a mistimed tackle by Ethan Ampadu during AFC Bournemouth's EFL Cup defeat to Chelsea just before Christmas.

It was initially reported that he would be sidelined for around 10 weeks, which would see him sidelined until around March, but there seems to be hints that he could return a few weeks early.

Prior to the game against Stoke, Howe told the Daily Echo...

'Jermain is still with the physios and is working on the grass. He's building his fitness levels.

'He's not with the sports science team - there has been no handover to that department.

'I think he still has a little way to go but he's doing very well and we are very pleased with his progress.'

Your Say...

SlowDownDerek wrote...

25 man squad

The headline here is surely Jermain 'Colin' Defoe.

- Join the conversation here.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

Sign up and have your say on the articles, polls and forums, just click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate

AFCB Vital - Sponsors of AFCB Supporters Coaches & Cherry Bear

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday February 6 2018
Time: 6:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: Nothing malicious behind it from Afobe

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe does not believe that Benik Afobe's comments and actions, since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers have been malicious.

Howe: Hopefully Cargill does very well

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hopeful that defender Baily Cargill will enjoy his time with Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle.

Francis: We need to come back with the right mindset

AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis believes the Cherries need to return from their Portuguese training camp with the right mindset.

Jermain Defoe Closing In On A Return For AFC Bournemouth

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for AFC Bournemouth and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

AFC Bournemouth Archived Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many points will be necessary to avoid relegation?
Suggested By: Toronto John
fewer than 364%
more than 4116%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

9.Ken Baileys Ghost92
Write for Vital Football