Bournemouth have signed Southampton defender Dan Seaborne on loan until the end of the season.
In September 2011, the 25 year old suffered serious head injuries in an attack outside a nightclub in Southampton.
"Dan has the experience to come in and is someone we know very well," said Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
"We needed to bring someone in," Howe told BBC Radio Solent.
"We have a game at Hartlepool on Tuesday and we don't think Steven (Cook) will be available for that. So we need someone with experience who can step straight in and fill that void.
"He [Seaborne] has had a recent loan spell in the Championship and can play left-back, so he can also provide cover for Charlie Daniels. For many reasons, he is a good signing for us."