Bournemouth’s key player Hamed Traore is facing the risk of being sidelined for a long time after contracting malaria.
The 23-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder was taken to hospital after becoming ill during his international break with the “Elephants” in November, but was later discharged. However, he still experiences symptoms of the condition and has been recovering at home over the past few weeks.
Traore, who joined Bournemouth on loan in January before moving to the Vitality Stadium in the summer, has not returned to the field since appearing in a couple of World Cup qualifying matches for Ivory Coast in last month.
His last appearance for Bournemouth was against Liverpool in the EFL Cup in early November, although Traore only played 16 minutes. The Cherries star has not played in the Premier League since September and has only made four appearances since then.
Traore’s illness also caused him to be removed from the Ivory Coast team participate in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament, to be held in his home country.
Bournemouth still plays well when this player is absent. They are ranked 12th in the rankings after winning 4 consecutive matches.
Dang Nguyen | 08:15 December 30, 2023