The Cherries will be without their record signing for at least nine months.
One thing needed for teams to survive in the Premier League after promotion from the Championship is luck. You can spend all the money you like, have one of the best young managers in England and a stirring support base but if luck is not on your side an immediate return is likely.
Bournemouth are currently learning how bad luck can get you down in a Premier League season.
Just days after one new signing Max Gradel was ruled out for six months with a knee problem the club’s record signing was confirmed to be out for an even longer period.
Tyrone Mings cost the club £8 million from Ipswich Town this summer, according to The Mirror. However, he will now miss the rest of the season after suffering a horrific knee injury against Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend.
He got injured in a challenge with Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater and is now set for nine and 12 months out of the game after tests confirmed tears to both his medial and anterior cruciate ligament in his knee – and he might even miss the start of next season, such is the severity of his ailment.
Fans have been reacting on Twitter to the news, not just from Bournemouth, wishing him all the best in his recovery.
Gutted for Tyrone Mings, wishing you a speedy recovery #AFCB— Daniel Fesmer (@danielfesmer) September 3, 2015
Mings and Gradel not in premier league 25 man squad. Both out until at least January. Gutted for both. #afcb— Darren. (@Me1473) September 3, 2015
Feel for Mings, I fear it's similar to what Howe suffered at Pompey all those years ago :( #afcb— Paul Wickens (@Wyxeboy) September 4, 2015