BOSS Eddie Howe revealed Cherries were “still assessing” the foot injury sustained by summer signing Arnaut Danjuma.

The Netherlands international, who agreed a £13.7million move from Club Brugge to join the Dorset club earlier this month, was ruled out of Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League opener with Sheffield United.

Danjuma played 90 minutes of Cherries’ final pre-season friendly against Lyon last Saturday but was sent for scans on Monday having felt the injury.

And the Cherries boss admitted he was yet to discover the full severity of the problem.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “He had done no training with us. He played the game last week and just felt a pain on the bottom of his foot on Monday morning. Immediately he went for some scans and we are still assessing the injury.”

Danjuma’s set-back took to seven first-team stars Cherries had been without for their draw with the Blades.

Lewis Cook (knee), Simon Francis (knee), Dan Gosling (hip), David Brooks (ankle), Junior Stanislas (hamstring) and Lloyd Kelly (ankle) were also unavailable.

Asked how frustrating the injury issues had become, Howe added: “It’s absolutely bizarre.

“He (Danjuma) had a full medical and all the scans were clear and he has (now) picked up this problem.

“We don’t know how serious it is but we hope to get him back very quickly.”