Football news - Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook out for up to nine months
Bournemouth could be without England midfielder Lewis Cook for up to nine months after he suffered a serious knee injury during his side's 2-1 Premier League win against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.
The south coast club, who face high-flying Liverpool on Saturday, said scans on Wednesday revealed the 21-year-old had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
"We are all devastated for Lewis," Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the club website on Thursday.
" 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."
Cook, an England under-21 captain who joined Bournemouth from Leeds United in July 2016, has made 15 appearances for the club this season.