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Bournemouth's Cook faces long spell on the sidelines with ruptured anterior cruciate ligament

Bournemouth's Cook faces long spell on the sidelines with ruptured anterior cruciate ligament Credit: PA

Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook faces six to nine months on the sidelines with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, the club have announced.

The 21-year-old England international suffered the injury during the 2-1 Premier League victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday, and scans revealed the extent of the damage to his right knee.

"We are all devastated for Lewis," Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the official club website.

"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."

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Bournemouth's Smith facing up to three months out

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Bournemouth defender Adam Smith will not play again this year because of a knee injury.

The Cherries announced on Monday that the 27-year-old full-back would miss up to three months of action because of the problem.

Smith suffered the injury in the first half of Bournemouth's defeat at Newcastle before the international break.

In a statement, Bournemouth said the injury "is not as bad as was first feared" and Smith has already had a procedure to remedy the problem.

Former Tottenham man Smith has made over 150 appearances for Bournemouth since joining in 2014.

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