Ruptured ACL sidelines Cook Rose slams Wembley
Bournemouth’s England midfielder Lewis Cook will be sidelined for six to nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the club confirmed.
The 21-year-old suffered the serious knee injury during the 2-1 Premier League victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday.
Cook was assessed by the club’s medical staff after the game and further assessment and scans on Wednesday revealed the extent of the damage to his right knee.
“We are all devastated for Lewis,” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the club’s official 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.
“But Lewis is a strong character who only has to look around our dressing room for inspiration of how an injury like this is merely a setback and to know that he can come back better than ever.” COOK
England defender Danny Rose says it is no longer an honour to play at Wembley as Tottenham’s season continues to be blighted by the club’s failure to move into their state-of-the-art £1 billion stadium. ROSE
Spurs had their lowest league attendance yet (33,012) at the national stadium for Wednesday’s visit of Southampton, after which manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted the atmosphere “wasn’t great” and he understood why fans were increasingly staying away.
England left-back Rose described the atmosphere at the national stadium as “flat” and added: “It’s not nice anymore. I don’t feel it’s an honour to play there.
“We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and, hopefully, it’s not too much longer. The atmosphere is a bit flat. I obviously sympathise with the fans, who have to travel further to get to Wembley.
“We’re disappointed [the new stadium] has taken longer than expected, but we know everybody is putting in the hours to make sure it’s as good as possible.
“It’s not that much longer now so, hopefully, over the next couple of months we’re going to be in there.” – AFP