Cherries: Wiggins overcomes double blow to return

14 January 2011 07:00
RHOYS Wiggins could return to the Cherries side tonight after overcoming a dog bite and freak eye infection suffered in separate training ground mishaps.[LNB] The cultured left-back was forced to sit out last weekend's 3-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle but is ready, if selected, to play in the televised League One clash at Colchester United (Sky Sports 3, 7.45pm ko).[LNB] He was unable to face Argyle due to a problem with his sight, which came hot on the heels of getting bitten by a small dog during a training session at Canford School.[LNB] Wiggins explained: I was running over to training and they (the dogs) were running towards me.[LNB] I carried on running and didn't think anything of it because they were only little dogs.[LNB] But one of them jumped up and bit me on the leg! It was like a little scratch, nothing major, but just to make sure I went for a tetanus injection.[LNB] But that wasn't the problem. On Thursday, it was pouring down with rain. I think one of the lads had a shot and a big lump of mud just hit me on the side of the face.[LNB] I got home after training and my vision was blurry. I got a bit of grit or a stone in there.[LNB] It got worse towards the end of the night but I still went to sleep. When I woke up, my eye was red raw. I'd been irritating it and, where I'd been rubbing my eye, I'd scratched all the surface.[LNB] On Friday morning, I went to Accident & Emergency. That was where they told me I had scratched the surface and I got transferred to the eye clinic.[LNB] I've been on antibiotics since to clear it up and now it's fine.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo