Bournemouth’s Cook suffers ruptured anterior cruciate ligament


Lewis Cook has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and could be out for up to nine months, Premier League club Bournemouth have confirmed.

MURCIA, SPAIN – JULY 14: Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth reacts during Pre- Season friendly Match between Sevilla FC and AFC Bournemouth at La Manga Club on July 14, 2018 in Murcia, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old midfielder sustained the injury during the Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town – a result that lifted the Cherries up to seventh in the table.

Cook won his maiden England cap during March’s friendly against Italy before returning to the Under-21 set-up.

He will now miss the rest of the season, ruling him out of contention for the Three Lions’ opening Euro 2020 qualifiers and the inaugural Nations League Finals in June.

“AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook will be sidelined for six-to-nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament,” a club statement read.

“Cook was assessed by the club’s medical staff following the match, with further assessment and scans on Wednesday revealing the extent of the damage to his right knee.”


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