Sheffield United: Opening day opponents dealt a blow

AFC Bournemouth will be without defender Dan Gosling when they face Sheffield United on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 19:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 23:15 pm
Bournemouth's Dan Gosling: Mark Kerton/PA Wire.

The 29-year-old underwent an operation at the weekend after suffering a hip injury during training. There are fears he could miss around a third of the campaign.

"AFC Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has undergone surgery on a hip muscle injury and will be sidelined for around three months," read a club statement.

"Having been assessed by both the club's medical staff and a specialist, Gosling was operated on over the weekend."

A former England Under-21 international, Gosling has scored 17 goals in 149 appearances for Bournemouth since signing from Newcastle in 2014.

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He began his career with Plymouth before joining Everton in 2008 and then moving to St James' Park two years later.