AFC Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks will spend ‘around three weeks’ out of action due to injury according to his manager Eddie Howe.

The Liverpool Echo write that Brooks missed the Cherries’ trip to Cardiff City at the weekend, despite travelling to Wales with the rest of the squad.

The 21-year-old was sorely missed as Bournemouth suffered a limp defeat to Neil Warnock’s men, with Bobby Reid striking in both halves to consign them to a 2-0 scoreline.

Brooks scored in the club’s emphatic 4-0 victory over Chelsea just under a week ago, his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

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The Welshman has also provided four assists this term, making him one of the Cherries’ stand out performers and reportedly attracting admiring eyes from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

On the former Sheffield United winger’s injury, Howe had this to say:

David injured his ankle scoring against Chelsea. It was a strange injury, he didn’t feel it kicking the ball but felt in the celebration that he injured himself. He’ll be missing for around three weeks we think.

The South Coast club travel to Merseyside to take on Liverpool this weekend before Wolverhampton Wanderers visit the Vitality Stadium on February 23rd.