AFC Bournemouth have this night confirmed the extent of the damage suffered by midfielder Lewis Prepare dinner.
Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield
Bournemouth welcomed Huddersfield to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night time, with the hosts having ultimately emerged with a hard-fought Three factors.
Objectives from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser contained in the opening 22 minutes had seen the Cherries look as if they have been set to cruise to a cushty win.
Nevertheless, Huddersfield quickly grew into proceedings, and have been justly-rewarded for his or her efforts via Terence Kongolo’s end shortly earlier than the interval.
And the guests subsequently went on to dominate for the overwhelming majority of the rest of the conflict.
In the long run, although, the Terriers have been unable to seek out an all-important equalizer, with Bournemouth having (briefly) moved as much as Sixth-place within the Premier League desk courtesy of their Three-point haul.
Prepare dinner crocked
Nevertheless, whereas the outcome proved a constructive one for Eddie Howe’s males on Tuesday, they have been additionally dealt a blow on the injury-front.
Midfielder Lewis Prepare dinner was the participant to have picked up the issue, as confirmed throughout checks within the speedy aftermath of the conflict.
Nevertheless, what has solely since been revealed, is the true extent of Prepare dinner’s damage:
Lewis Prepare dinner has ruptured his ACL and can now miss six-to-nine months.
â AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 6, 2018
In a press release on Bournemouth’s official website, the membership confirmed:
‘AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Prepare dinner can be sidelined for six-to-nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.’
‘Prepare dinner was assessed by the membership’s medical employees following the match (versus Huddersfield). Additional evaluation and scans on Wednesday revealed the extent of the injury to his proper knee.’
Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe, in the meantime, offered his backing to Prepare dinner in an extra assertion a short while in the past:
‘We're all devastated for Lewis. It's a big blow to a really gifted participant who has been an important a part of our aspect during the last 18 months.’
‘However Lewis is a robust character who solely has to go searching our dressing room for inspiration of how an damage like that is merely a setback. And to know that he can come again higher than ever.’
‘He may have the complete help and love of everybody on the membership all through the subsequent few months as he receives the easiest remedy and rehabilitation potential.’
‘Again stronger and higher’
And Prepare dinner himself has since taken to Twitter to submit an replace on his psychological state, with the English worldwide having executed his greatest to remain constructive together with his message:
Thanks for all of your type phrases, I'm devastated with my damage however that is only a bump within the street. Iâll be again stronger and higher. The exhausting work begins now 💪 pic.twitter.com/EbZykP2BTX
â Lewis Prepare dinner (@lewiscook_) December 6, 2018