Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook sidelined for up to nine months with ruptured ACL


The 21-year-old picked up the injury during the Cherries’ 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Tuesday

Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 21-year-old will be out for the next six to nine months after suffering the knee injury during Bournemouth‘s 2-1 win over Huddersfield on Tuesday.

Lewis Cook is out for the season

Cook went for a scan on Wednesday to reveal the extent of the damage he had sustained before being told the disappointing news.

His manager Eddie Howe, backed the player to come back even stronger: “We are all devastated for Lewis.

“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.”

Cook made his debut for England against Italy

Cook made his debut for England against Italy

It is a bitter blow for Cook, who has impressed since moving from Leeds United in 2016 and has made 13 appearances this season in the Premier League.

A year later, he earned his first call-up to the England team, but would have to wait until March to win his maiden cap, coming on as substitute in the 1-1 draw with Italy. Cook was also named as one of the five players on standby for the World Cup squad.

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