Former Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook suffers season-ending injury blow

FORMER Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has suffered a season-ending injury.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 5:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 5:28 pm

The 24-year-old midfielder who left Leeds for Bournemouth in the summer of 2016 suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Preston North End for the Cherries.

Cook came off in the 75th minute of the Championship fixture and was then assessed and scanned by the club’s medical staff.

The assessment and scan revealed that the York-born former Whites Academy graduate had suffered a rupture to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee – the same knee that Cook suffered a similar injury to in December 2018.

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SEASON OVER: For Bournemouth's former Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, right. Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images.

Bournemouth say they are now 'seeking specialist advice regarding the next steps for Cook, and that he will be out of action for a number of months'.

Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate told “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.”

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Thank you Laura Collins