Monday afternoon has seen Bournemouth release an official update on the scale of the injury to Adam Smith.

Nine days ago the defender collapsed in a freak incident with no Newcastle player near him.

The match was stopped for almost ten minutes as medical staff rushed onto the pitch to treat him.

Bournemouth have stated that the injury is ‘not as bad as first feared’ and he is set to play again this season, all being well.

Adam Smith had surgery on Saturday for a ‘cartilage tear in his right knee’ and is expected to be back in the spring.

The club believing he should be out for no more than three months.

Smith received a standing ovation from the Newcastle crowd as he was stretchered from the pitch.

Rafa Benitez’ team going on to win the match 2-1 and also good to hear that the visiting player is on the mend.

Bournemouth official announcement:

‘AFC Bournemouth defender Adam Smith will be sidelined for up to three months by a knee injury sustained earlier this month.

‘The full-back was stretchered off midway through the first half of the Cherries’ Premier League defeat at Newcastle United.

‘However, following extensive medical assessment, Smith’s injury is not as bad as first feared, and on Saturday the 27-year-old underwent a procedure to repair a cartilage tear in his right knee.’