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Bournemouth suffer body blow with Ake out for season

Bournemouth are facing the remainder of the season without Nathan Ake to call on.

The Dutchman played an influential role in the Cherries emphatic 4-1 comeback victory over Leicester City, but was left hobbling to the sidelines on the cusp of half-time.

After making a last-gasp tackle to thwart Jamie Vardy, Ake landed on the turf clutching his leg and rapidly needed medical attention.

It has now been confirmed that the central defender has suffered a muscle strain and will play no further part in the remaining games, reports the Daily Mail.

Manager Eddie Howe said after the game: "It doesn't look too good.

"With such a short time left of the season, it looks like it's going to be difficult for him to play."

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