Lewis Cook: Bournemouth Midfielder Suffers Yet Another Injury Setback

Lewis Cook

Bournemouth have confirmed that midfielder Lewis Cook has suffered yet another injury setback.

The 24-year-old has ruptured a ligament in his right knee, which he previously injured in 2018. As a result of the injury, Cook will now miss the remainder of the season.

Lewis Cook to Miss Rest of Bournemouth Season

Blow for the Cherries

The injury to Cook comes as a huge blow to the Cherries. The 24-year-old has made 35 appearances in total this season, scoring just the one goal.

However, Cook has excelled at the base of midfield alongside Jefferson Lerma. The former Leeds United man has averaged 1.3 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game this season, the most of any midfielder currently at the club.

The injury means that Bournemouth will have to cope without Cook for the rest of the season after he was substituted in their draw against Preston North End.

It is a blow to both the Cherries and Cook, who suffered the same injury while playing for Bournemouth in 2018. He missed 30 games during the time spent on the sidelines, missing almost a year of action.

Head coach Jonathan Woodgate said to the official club website: “We are devastated for Lewis, who has been such a key part of the team this season.

“He is still a young player with a long career ahead of him, and we will provide the best rehabilitation, treatment and support to ensure he comes back stronger than ever.

“Lewis has experienced this before so he knows exactly what it takes to return from this injury. That doesn’t make it any easier but he is mentally strong and will have the support and love of everyone at the club every step of the way.”

Bournemouth are currently seventh in the Championship, but host play-off rivals Barnsley at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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