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Steve Cook injury worry for Cherries

Steve Cook injury worry for Cherries

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is waiting for the results of the scan on Steve Cook's injury after he was substituted against Stoke.

The defender went off after just 13 minutes of the game against Stoke on Saturday after he pulled a hamstring early in proceedings with Howe having to rearrange things in the side.

Cook is set for a scan this week and his absence adds to a defensive problem for the Cherries.

Howe told reporters: "He felt his hamstring on one of the passes he made wide and we knew instantly he couldn't continue.

"With our stretched resources defensively, it is a big blow for us.

"Full credit to Ryan Fraser for playing at right-back. It is one thing playing wing-back, that's quite like his normal role as he played at Chelsea.

"Although moving deeper to play right-back is not new to him, he hasn't done it so much in the Premier League. I thought he handled himself very well."

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