CHARLIE Daniels is set to miss the rest of the 2019-20 campaign after suffering a dislocated patella.

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

The 32-year-old only made his Premier League comeback on August 17 against Aston Villa having spent four months on the sidelines after dislocating his left kneecap.

But after being sent for a scan on Wednesday, Daniels is now set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

He is now due to undergo surgery, after which he is expected to be ruled out until the end of the season.

Boss Eddie Howe said: "We are devastated for Charlie, who had worked so hard to come back from his previous knee injury on his left knee in the second half of last season.

“Our worst fears were confirmed following scans this week.

“Charlie is a big character around this club, he has been a huge part of our journey and our rise through the leagues and he will continue to be just as important while undergoing his recovery.

“He will receive the best possible treatment and rehabilitation while he goes through this process, as well as the love and support of everyone here at the club.”

Daniels's current contract with Cherries is set to expire next summer.