Emerson Hyndman’s loan spell at Glasgow Rangers was cut short with a foot injury, prompting some hand wringing as to the severity of the injury. But, have no fear according to Cherries boss Eddie Howe, the 21 year-old Rangers Young Player Of The Year should be ready to return in time for pre-season.
"We don’t think the injury is too bad and we hope Emerson will be with us from the first day of pre-season.
"There is a slight problem with a bone in his foot but it doesn’t require an operation. We think it will heal itself."
- Eddie Howe; Source: Daily Echo
That’s some good news, especially since it won’t require surgery. After having a great loan spell with Rangers, Eddie Howe made sure to let everyone know that the Texas native is in his long term plans.
In his short spell on loan (he went to Rangers during the winter transfer window) he racked up 4 goals and 4 assists. There had been rumors that Rangers eternal rivals Celtic were interested in the 21 year-old. But that went nowhere as Hyndman will remain a Cherry and fight for playing time next term.
While it’s good that he’ll be ready for next season, you have to wonder if this kills any hopes of seeing him at this summer’s Gold Cup for the USMNT. We’ll just have to wait and see at this point.