Bournemouth's Callum Wilson out for season with second ACL injury
By Andrew Dickson
Last Updated: 02/02/17 2:19pm
AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The 24-year-old, who has scored six goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season, suffered the injury at training on Wednesday.
Scans have since determined the seriousness of the problem and it means another long period on the sidelines for the forward after he suffered the same injury on his right knee last season.
"We are all devastated for Callum," said Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.
"What's important now is that he receives the support and love of his family and friends, team-mates and everyone associated with AFC Bournemouth.
"Callum showed incredible character and determination to come back from a similar set-back last season and we know he has the same strength and will to do the same again."
Wilson will work with the club's medical staff as he goes through his rehabilitation, which is expected to last for six months.
That would see him aiming for a return at the start of next season and his previous injury would suggest that is a realistic time-frame in which for him to come back.
After being injured in September 2015 against Stoke, Wilson made his return six-and-a-half months later in a 2-1 away win at Aston Villa.