Bournemouth and Wigan summer target Terrence Boyd out for the season with horror knee injury

The USA international was linked with £3 million moves to both Championship clubs this summer.

This summer two Championship clubs fought hard to bring in American striker Terrence Boyd from Austrian side Rapid Vienna.

The striker, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, had scored 28 goals in 59 games for Rapid and had previously caught the attention of Liverpool, who scouted him.

So there was no wonder that Wigan Athletic and Bournemouth both wanted him. Wigan were ready to pay £3 million for the player, but failed to get clearance on a move whilst Bournemouth were in discussions till very late in the day, when Boyd, made his decision. That decision was to snub both Wigan and Bournemouth for RB Leipzig.

The Red Bull funded German second tier side have money to burn and are on a path to the Bundesliga. Being Germaon born it suited him and a move to the 2. Bundesliga swiftly followed.

But did they dodge a bullet?

Boyd has scored three goals this season in just eight appearances. In fact, he did not even make his debut until October because of a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Now he is set for a much longer period out, after the injury occurred again. Although this time, he may be out for a lot longer than before.

Boyd suffered a knee injury playing for Leipzig against Ingolstadt. He tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament whilst also suffering significant damage to his meniscus. He went down unchallenged but the severity of the injury soon became clear.

He requires surgery on the horrific injury and is set to be out for at least nine months. His season it would appear is over.

It is clear that Boyd has a serious problem with his right knee which would have likely reared it's head wherver he ended up.

So while Wigan and Bournemouth will be upset for the fortunes of Boyd, they will also feel as if a bullet has indeed been dodged.

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