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Emerson Hyndman out for AFC Bournemouth preseason

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Emerson Hyndman's tenure with AFC Bournemouth is off to a slow start.

Manager Eddie Howe informed the media that Hyndman is likely to miss most of the preseason with an ankle injury.

"Emerson Hyndman hasn't trained since the first day of the tour," Howe told Cherries Player HD.

"It's a mysterious one because he doesn't remember any tackle, any knock or any twist but has ended up with an ankle injury, so he will probably be another couple of weeks. He might miss most of preseason.

It's disappointing that Hyndman hasn't hit the ground running with his new club, but at least the injury doesn't appear to be very serious. His fight for increased playing time will simply be put on hold for a while.

The 20-year midfielder signed a four-year deal with The Cherries in June after his contract with Fulham expired. Bournemouth finished in 16th place in the English Premier League last season.

Hyndman was a fixture with various U.S. youth national teams and made his senior team debut in 2014. Prior to joining Fulham, he played youth soccer with Dallas Texas and FC Dallas.