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Bournemouth's Smith facing up to three months out

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Bournemouth defender Adam Smith will not play again this year because of a knee injury.

The Cherries announced on Monday that the 27-year-old full-back would miss up to three months of action because of the problem.

Smith suffered the injury in the first half of Bournemouth's defeat at Newcastle before the international break.

In a statement, Bournemouth said the injury "is not as bad as was first feared" and Smith has already had a procedure to remedy the problem.

Former Tottenham man Smith has made over 150 appearances for Bournemouth since joining in 2014.


Arnautovic refuses to discuss West Ham exit rumours

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Marko Arnautovic would not be drawn on his West Ham future after Austria's Nations League win against Northern Ireland on Sunday.

There have been reports recently that the 29-year-old is ready to leave the Hammers in order to pursue his dream of playing in the Champions League.

However, after coming on as a substitute at Windsor Park and setting up his country's winning goal, Arnautovic insisted that he is not paying attention to speculation about his future.

"I don't want to talk about that. I concentrate on West Ham and we have a big game against Manchester City on Saturday and I am only thinking about this game and the following games," he told Sky Sports after the match.

"Whatever is going on with my agent and the clubs is not my business. My business is to perform on the pitch, to put in performances and that is what I want to do."

Arnautovic has been nursing a knee injury this season and trained away from the rest of the Austria squad at Windsor Park on Saturday after playing the whole game against Bosnia on Thursday.

However, the forward says he will be fit to play for West Ham at the weekend.

"I will be okay. Two days in a row was a bit too much but the gaffer asked me to play the last 25 minutes if needed, and it was needed. I am glad I could help."

Wolves' Otto out for up to six weeks with injury

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Wolves defender Jonny Otto is set to be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a knee ligament injury on international duty with Spain.

The 24-year-old was replaced in the 51st minute of Sunday's 1-0 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina and underwent tests on his injury in Madrid on Monday morning.

A Spain national team statement read: "The international full-back has suffered a partial tear of the internal lateral ligament of his knee. His estimated time out is five to six weeks."

Jonny, who is on a season-long loan at Wolves from Atletico Madrid, has started every Premier League match this season for Nuno Espirito Santo's side.

He could now be ruled out for the remainder of the year, meaning he would miss up to eight league games, including fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Promoted Wolves, who are 11th in the table after picking up just one point from their last four games, host Huddersfield this weekend.

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