Lewis Cook is set to miss the visit of Nottingham forest on Saturday with Dominic Solanke and Marcus Tavernier also unavailable for the Premier League clash.
Cook was forced off in the defat to Brentford last week and Cherries fans will have been forgiven for thinking the worst as the midfielder lay on the floor receiving treatment. The 25-year-old has had a torrid time over the years with injuries having had two separate crucial ligament ruptures in 2019 and 2021.
However, Cherries boss Gary O’Neil had some positive news for fans declaring the midfielder will be absent for ‘a few weeks’.
Speaking to the media ahead of the visit of Forest, he said: “Lewis Cook will be a few weeks, good and bad news around that, he’s suffered some serious ones in the past but good news is it is not that serious.
“Even in the moment, we were close to it, we were confident it wasn’t a serious one, but, obviously with what lewis has been through before, you need to get everything checked and thankfully its not as serious as his other injuries.
“We are pleased Lewis will be back with us soon, obviously disappointed I haven’t got him available this weekend and the last hour at Brenford.”
The Cherries boss also gave an update on Solanke, who has scored four goals for the Dorset club this season, and missed the clash against Brentford after suffering a Knee injury in training.
O’Neil added: “Dom is still Missing.
Dom jarred his knee when no one was around him, it was an awkward fall.
“He’s not too bad, I don’t expect him to be out for too long.
He wont make the weekend but i expect to have him soon.”
O’Neil also confirmed Tavernier will be ‘missing’ for this weekend’s game and has yet to make an appearance since the Premier League resumed after the World Cup break.
There was also an update on David Brooks return with O’Neil adding: “Brooksy’s going really well, cant wait to see Brooksy progress and get even further and get closer to the pitch with us but he is not quite ready.
“Apart from that as we were.”