Parker gives injury update on Mepham and Cook

Scott Parker gave updates on Chris Mepham and Lewis Cook after the 1-0 defeat to Hull

AFC Bournemouth press conference | By Courtney HIll

AFC Bournemouth lost 1-0 to Hull City after a Ryan Longham strike secured all three points for the Humberside-based club but defender Chris Mepham had to be taken off with a hamstring injury in the first half..

The Cherries appeared in a commanding position when Mepham went down clutching his left hamstring with the home side dominating play having limited Hull to no shots at the point of the defender’s injury.

Parker had chosen the Welsh international over Gary Cahill in one of three chages from last weekend’s defeat at Luton and admitted he was “disappointed” Mepham had to come off and revealed cahill also picked up an injury during the game.

“I went with Meps today and was obviously disappointed Meps did not last,” explained Parker.

“Then Gaz had a tight hip flexer as the game was going.

“It was a shame that Meps came off but this is where we are at the moment.”

Parker is hopeful the suspected hamstring was caught early and that it wont be too serious but will have to wait unitl a further assesment of the players injury is given tomorrow.

He added: “It looks like a hamstring, I am not sure how serious it is as we still don’t know.

“He said it was a general tightness, I am not sure whether he has actually felt it [go] so maybe we have caught it a little bit early but we will have to see tomorrrow.”

Lewis Cook was absent from the matchday squad and Parker also gave an update on the midfielder’s fitness:

He added: "He [Lewis Cook] picked up a knock yesterday and he couldn’t make it today."




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