Bournemouth Set To Be Without Lewis Cook For Up To Nine Months

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Bournemouth are facing a crisis in the midfield with their ace midfielder Lewis Cook set to be out of the side for almost nine months.

The Englishman picked up the injury during the midweek clash against Huddersfield Town.

Bournemouth are set to be without their midfield ace Lewis Cook after the player suffered a serious knee injury in the match against Huddersfield Town. The Cherries won the match against the Terries by 2-1 to take their points tally to 23 in the league table and are set to face a tough fixture as they will host Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium this weekend.

Cook is reportedly set to be out of the side for almost nine months and this comes as a bad news for Eddie Howe’s team, who are currently placed at the seventh position in the Premier League. With the Cherries in contention to compete in the European competitions next season, Cook, who has been one of the mainstays in the midfield for the South Coast club so far this season, it is going to be difficult for them to find a viable replacement for the player.

According to the report by Reuters, the 21-year-old has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, which will take a significant time to heal and for the player to be back on the pitch. Eddie Howe did not try to conceal any of his frustration about the incident and said, “We are all devastated for Lewis,” he added, “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.”

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