CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe will play the waiting game over Adam Smith after the full-back was forced off against Huddersfield.

Smith tried to play through a hamstring problem which he sustained early on at John Smith’s Stadium but aggravated the injury just before half-time.

The ex-Tottenham ace was replaced by Nathaniel Clyne, who played his part in a 2-0 success for the visitors.

Howe said: “Adam was a hamstring problem so we will wait and see over the extent of that.

“I think he felt it very early in the match and carried on and then felt it again, so he knew he had to come off.”

David Brooks, who made his comeback from an ankle injury at the start of this month, also exited the action, this time after an hour.

But having replaced the Welsh international with Dominic Solanke, Howe suggested Brooks was not a major concern.

Howe said: “I think David is okay. I don’t know, I need to check. I think his was more cramp due to the fact he had been out so long.”