The Cherries say the 21-year-old England midfielder will be out from six to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has been dealt a serious injury blow which is likely to see him sidelined until next season.

The Cherries youngster has been ruled out for six to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, the Cherries have confirmed on their official website.

Cook, who made his England debut earlier this year in a 1-1 friendly draw with Italy (Transfermarkt), suffered the injury during Tuesday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Huddersfield.

The Bournemouth website announced the sad news on Thursday after further assessment and scans a day earlier revealed the extent of the damage to the 21-year-old’s right knee.

Cook came through the ranks at Leeds, being promoted from the Under-18s to the senior squad in 2014 and going on to make 85 appearances for the Whites.

Since leaving for Bournemouth in 2016, he has gone from strength to strength in his 56 club appearances thus far and is deemed an important player for Eddie Howe’s side.

Cook also captained England to the Under-20 World Cup title in 2017, becoming the first England captain to lift a world trophy since Bobby Moore in 1966.

Following the injury updates, some Cherries fans took to Twitter to express their sorrow and wish Cook well:

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