AFC BOURNEMOUTH’S England international midfielder Lewis Cook is facing up to nine months on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
The 21-year-old suffered the injury during Bournemouth’s 2-1 league win over Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.
“We are all devastated for Lewis,” said AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. “It is a huge blow to a very talented player who has been a very important part of our side over the last 18 months.
“But Lewis is a strong character who only has to look around our dressing room for inspiration of how an injury like this is merely a setback and to know that he can come back better than ever.
“He will have the full support and love of everyone at the club throughout the next few months as he receives the very best treatment and rehabilitation possible.”