BOSS Eddie Howe revealed midfielder Jefferson Lerma missed today’s 0-0 draw with Norwich with a hip problem picked up during the international break.

The Colombian international, who has made eight top-flight appearances for the Dorset club this season, last week played in friendlies against Algeria and Chile.

The problem is not expected to be serious however and Lerma could return to Howe’s squad for next Saturday’s trip to Watford (3pm).

Asked for an update on the former Levante midfielder, Howe told the Daily Echo: “He picked up a hip injury away on international duty.

“We hope it’s nothing too serious and he will be back next week.”