Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook faces six to nine months on the sidelines with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, the club have announced.
The 21-year-old England international suffered the injury during the 2-1 Premier League victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday, and scans revealed the extent of the damage to his right knee.
“We are all devastated for Lewis,” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the official club website.
“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.”
Lewis Cook has ruptured his ACL and will now miss six-to-nine months.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 6, 2018