Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson out for six months after rupturing anterior cruciate ligament during Stoke clash

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson out for SIX MONTHS after rupturing anterior cruciate ligament during Stoke clash Callum Wilson will be out for six months, Bournemouth have announcedThe striker ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Stoke  Wilson has been instrumental in the Cherries rise to the Premier LeagueCherries have already lost Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel to similar injuries 

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Bournemouth's awful run of luck with injuries has continued after scans revealed Callum Wilson has become their third player to tear knee ligaments in the space of a month.

The club’s leading scorer was carried off on a stretcher 17 minutes into Bournemouth’s defeat at Stoke on Saturday and the issue has been confirmed as a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee. Bournemouth estimate he will be out for at least six months.

It is particularly cruel on the 23-year-old, who has risen from non-League football and scored five Premier League goals, which put him top of the scoring chart before the weekend.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is out for six months after suffering a knee injury against Stoke City

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is out for six months after suffering a knee injury against Stoke City

Wilson was involved in a crunching challenge by Philipp Wollscheid in the first half at the Britannia Stadium 

Wilson was involved in a crunching challenge by Philipp Wollscheid in the first half at the Britannia Stadium 

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Bournemouth on September 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom.  (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images) Stoke manager Mark Hughes delighted with his side's 'courage... STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Mame Biram Diouf (R) of Stoke City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mate Jonathan Walters (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Britannia Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth: Jon Walters and Mame Biram Diouf earn... STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Callum Wilson of Bournemouth is taken by a stretcher after his injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Britannia Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images) Callum Wilson taken off on a stretcher during Bournemouth's... LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City applauds as he leaves the pitch after the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on September 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images) Mark Hughes confident Stoke can overcome worst start to a... Share this article Share 236 shares

It will also serve as a major problem for Bournemouth, who lost their two most expensive signings, Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel, to the same injury in the draw against Leicester at the end of August.

Wilson will have an operation next week before beginning his rehab.

Manager Eddie Howe said: ‘It’s very disappointing for Callum after what has been an exceptional start to the season, but I am sure he will come back fitter and stronger.

‘Callum is the type of character who won’t be fazed by such a setback, and I am sure he will turn this experience into a positive in the long run.

‘As I have said many times before though, this kind of setback offers others the opportunity to step up to the plate, show everybody what they can do and make a real impact at this level.’

Mings, who cost £8m in the summer and tore his medial ligament as well as his cruciate, will be out for at least nine months, while Gradel, a £7m buy, will be out for six months.

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Tyrone Mings

Bournemouth's record signing has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The full back suffered torn anterior and medial ligaments in his knee and could even miss the start of 2016-17.

Max Gradel

The £7m summer signing will be out of action until 2016 with a serious knee injury. The Ivorian was forced off during Bournemouth's 1-1 draw with Leicester.

Callum Wilson

Out for at least six months after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament during 2-1 defeat against Stoke.  

AFCB - Another F*cking Cruciate in Bournemouth. Got 100% faith in the boys to overcome these obstacles though

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