Bournemouth's Callum Wilson on the road to recovery

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Upon Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League last season, Cherries striker Callum Wilson was deemed one of the bright prospects for the new campaign.

However, after playing just seven league games - and scoring five goals in the process - the front-man ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and was ruled out for at least six months.

Eddie Howe's side have since struggled in front of goal, emphasised by the fact Wilson remains the club's top goalscorer this season despite suffering his injury in late-September.


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Good news has emerged from the Wilson camp, though, with the Englishman reportedly on course to recover from his injury as expected.

He told BBC Radio Solent, according to BBC Sport: "The surgeon told me six to nine months. I'm three and a half months in already and I'm back running, so I'd say I'm on time.

"I'm not trying to rush anything, I wouldn't want to hamper anything in the long term. I'm ticking off each milestone as I go."

Fans will have been excited this week by the arrivals of strikers Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban and Juan Iturbe, and Wilson's positive road to recovery will please supporters more so.

Bournemouth currently sit 16th in the Premier League on 21 points, just three above the relegation zone, and with extra firepower going forward could guarantee their survival in England's top flight.

Wilson is due to return in March, with fellow striker Max Gradel and defender Tyrone Mings also out injured after suffering similar knee injuries earlier this campaign.

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