Eddie Howe says Bournemouth’s Adam Smith is “sitting up and okay” having been stretchered off throughout their conflict towards Tottenham on Thursday.
There was a prolonged stoppage within the second half with Cherries defender Smith sustaining a worrying trying damage.
Having gone down after taking a robust Harry Kane free-kick to the chest, Smith discovered himself within the wars moments later as he clashed with Spurs defender Ben Davies.
Membership medics gave Smith therapy for various minutes earlier than taking him off on a stretcher.
It appeared nasty because the participant was additionally given oxygen however that transfer seems to have been a precautionary measure.
Spurs striker Harry Kane even gave the impression to be sharing a joke with Smith whereas the latter was receiving therapy.
And whereas Howe admitted to not being certain in regards to the extent of Smith’s damage, the supervisor is hopeful the participant might be obtainable for his or her conflict towards Leicester on Sunday.
Minutes after the ultimate whistle, Howe mentioned: “He’s a bit shaken. He’s obtained a nasty knock to his cheek however he’s sitting up and he’s okay.”
Ahead David Brooks got here off with a calf pressure. On his damage, Howe mentioned: “I’m undecided with David. I don’t know whether or not it was a calf pressure or cramp. He was not sure in order that’s why we withdrew him.”
Smith’s damage was one of many extra notable moments in an in any other case uneventful goalless draw between the 2 sides.
Callum Wilson thought he’d gained it simply within the final minute of the 90 however his overhead kick was appropriately chalked off by VAR because the ball struck Josh King’s hand en path to purpose.
Twelve minutes have been added on on the finish because of Smith’s therapy and Harry Wilson missed an excellent likelihood midway by the stoppages. The substitute was put clear by on purpose however Hugo Lloris was equal to his effort.
Spurs did not register a single shot on course in the whole match however will really feel they have been denied a penalty inside the primary 5 minutes.
Kane was felled within the field after being pushed within the again by King however referee Paul Tierney and VAR determined to not award a spot-kick.
The consequence leaves Bournemouth three factors off security whereas Spurs’ hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League have nearly diminished. They’re nonetheless very a lot within the hunt to make the Europa League spots, nonetheless.