AFC Bournemouth have announced that Charlie Shringham is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines injured having picked up a knock during the match against Brentford on Boxing Day, which has subsequently meant surgery.
Speaking on the Clubs Official Web Site physio, Steve Hard, is quoted as saying: "He is going to be out for a long time due to the nature of the injury. He will be in a protective boot for three months and on crutches for most of that time. He will be re-scanned after the three months to check that the fracture has fully healed. The operation put in two screws to fix the bone, but he needs that amount of time to enable the healing process to take place. If he is healed after that time, he will come out of the boot and we will have to start from scratch and he will start walking to build up the muscle. Realistically, if everything goes to plan from the operation to training, it will take around six months. That would take us to June so, in theory, he will be working in the summer to build up his fitness ready to go for pre-season".