BOSS Eddie Howe revealed Steve Cook would be out for “between five or six weeks” after picking up an infection from a groin problem.

The defender, who has already missed Cherries’ top-flight fixtures against Wolves, Arsenal and Manchester City, will not feature in tomorrow’s Premier League battle at Huddersfield Town (3pm).

Giving an update on the condition of the 27-year-old, Howe said: “He had a long-standing groin problem, which we felt was quite minor.

“He had an injection on that area to try to fix the problem. That injection turned into an infection.

“It’s not good news regarding that and he is going to be out for around five or six weeks.”

The boss revealed he would make a late call on frontman Callum Wilson.

The England international has been out since mid-January with a knee injury.

Howe added: “Callum has done some light training this week and has been back on the grass for the first time. He has looked pretty good.

“We have to pick and choose the right moment for him to come back. I am going to have to consult with Callum and the physios to see how he feels.”