One time Arsenal target, Tyrone Mings has been ruled out for the season as Premier League new boys Bournemouth face the season without their record signing, according to the Guardian.
The former Ipswich Town man was linked with a move to the Gunners over the summer, but ultimately joined the South Coast in a deal worth £8m.
The 22-year old was stretched off just over five minutes into his debut during the clash with Leicester City, ironically coming on as a replacement for the injured Charlie Daniels.
The left-back was initially expected to be ruled out for three months, but a post on his official Facebook page has revealed he faces an extended spell on the side lines.
‘Worst news than first anticipated……tore my medial cruciate ligament and my anterior cruciate ligament’, read the post, before estimating he ‘will be out 9-12 months.’
The news follows a spate of injuries for the Cherries, who will be without Charlie Daniels for around a month, and another summer signing in Max Gradel – who is likely to miss around six months of action.
Manager Eddie Howe signed defender Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett on a six-month loan deal during the final day of the transfer window.