AARON Ramsdale admits the Cherries squad have been left “devastated” by Charlie Daniels’ latest injury setback.

The defender was stretchered off during the first half against Manchester City on Sunday after appearing to damage his right knee having delivered a cross into the box.

The full extent of the injury is still to be determined, but the early signs look worrying for the 32-year-old, who only made his Premier League comeback on August 17 against Aston Villa having spent four months on the sidelines after dislocating his left kneecap.

And Ramsdale is wishing for good news on his teammate.

Discussing the injury to Daniels, the goalkeeper told the Daily Echo: “He’s one of the most experienced and probably one of the most liked characters.

“He’s had a tough time recently as well with his injuries and his dad (passing in February), so it’s devastating for us to see and obviously I hope he has a speedy recovery.

“I don’t know exactly what he’s done, but after seeing him in the changing room he was laughing and having a little joke with me. We were going to go and play golf, but it looks like that’s off the table. But he said I can try and get my game down a bit!

“He’s a great character in the group and we’re all devastated for him.”

Daniels joined Cherries in League One from Leyton Orient in 2011 and has gone on to make 265 appearances for the club.

That is in stark contrast to Ramsdale, whose appearance against Man City on Sunday was just his third for Eddie Howe’s men.

And Ramsdale, 21, says Daniels always helps new players such as himself settle into the squad.

The young stopper said: “He’s one of the ones who has come up through the leagues. Certainly for me and the young lads coming in he’s a very enthusiastic player and person.

“He gees you up and just lets you be yourself and he doesn’t put too much pressure onto you.

“It’s just the way he plays. He obviously gives everything every game and that’s just the type of person that he is. And to do what he did at the end of last year, to go through the injuries and have the troubles with his family, it was a testament to the player.”

Ramsdale added: “He is already looking forward rather than what’s happened and what’s going to be coming for him.

“Hopefully it’s not as serious as we first thought and we’ll all be there to help him through.”

Boss Howe also spoke about Daniels’ injury.

He said: “It’s such a tough one for him, such a tough one for us.

“It’s a real blow for the club because he is such a popular member of the squad – such a valued player and he has worked so hard to get back fit.

“He has done everything right, felt so good. To suddenly break like that is desperately disappointing.

“It’s incredibly tough but he’s got the strength of character to do it. He will need picking up for sure and he’ll need a lot of support initially, but he will get that from us.“