Bournemouth defender Simon Francis will be out for between six .
Simon Francis: Bournemouth defender sidelined for up to nine months with ACL injury ,
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis will miss six to nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Francis has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season.
“It is a huge blow for us to lose our captain and someone who has performed so well and consistently for the team over a long period of time.
“There is a long road ahead but Simon is a model professional who has a positive mindset and is surrounded by good people. I know he will leave no stone unturned in order to get back as soon as possible.”
“We are devastated to have lost Simon to a serious knee injury,” manager Eddie Howe told his club’s official website.
Francis sustained the injury as he twisted trying to challenge Spurs forward Son Heung-min shortly before half-time.