EDDIE Howe described as a "big blow" the news that Joshua King will miss tomorrow's clash against Wolves due to injury.

The striker picked up a hamstring problem late on in Norway's victory over Malta on Monday.

And Cherries will now be without the 27-year-old for the clash with Nuno Espirito Santo's charges at Vitality Stadium (3pm).

"Josh King will miss this game unfortunately," said Howe.

"He picked up a hamstring strain very late in Norway’s second game. That’s a big blow for us to lose Josh."

Asked how long King could be out for, Howe added: "(It is a) difficult one to tell with that type of injury.

"(It's a) hamstring strain, a very minor one, but still enough to keep him out for probably a couple of weeks, minimum."

Howe also said Ryan Fraser faced a late fitness test due to the knee problem which kept him out of Scotland duty, while David Brooks (ankle) is still absent.

"We’ve got David Brooks who won’t be fit, he won’t make it either," said the Cherries boss.

"He’s still not training with us. He’s still not fully back out on the grass so until we see that progression he is still some way away.

"Ryan Fraser will have a late test going into this game, so we’ve still got some injury concerns, still got a group of key players who aren’t available for us."

Jefferson Lerma featured twice for Colombia in USA in the past week, but Howe confirmed he has returned in good shape.

"He's OK, he's fine," said Howe.

"It was a long journey back, but he's fine, he's fit and healthy."