EDDIE Howe described as a “huge blow” the loss of Arnaut Danjuma to injury and insisted: “We are thinking of him at the moment.”

The Cherries winger has suffered a stress fracture in his foot, which kept him out of Saturday’s 1-0 success at Chelsea.

Danjuma, a £13.7million summer signing from Club Brugge, also picked up a foot problem during a pre-season contest against Lyon back in August.

Clarifying the Dutchman’s latest injury setback, Howe told the Daily Echo: “It’s a recurrence of a stress fracture he had from pre-season but in a different foot.

“It’s a huge, huge blow for us, for Arnie. We are thinking of him at the moment.

“He is very down because you come to a new club and you really want to make a difference. He can’t do that at the moment.”

Danjuma is yet to be on a winning Premier League side for Cherries having featured nine times at England’s elite level.

“He is really keen to do well for us,” said Howe.

“He was very enthusiastic to come to the club, play for the supporters and for everyone connected with the club.

“When you can’t do it and it’s through no fault of his, no fault of ours, it’s just one of those things that’s happened. We’ve just got to make sure he comes back as quickly as possible.”