JUNIOR Stanislas is set to be out of action for "a few weeks" due to a hamstring injury.

The midfielder was forced off after just 16 minutes of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Blackpool at Vitality Stadium.

The 31-year-old had only recently returned from a previous hamstring concern.

He started brightly against Neil Critchley's Tangerines, providing an early assist for Dominic Solanke's opener, before being forced off.

Stanislas, who signed a new two-year contract with Cherries over the summer, missed last night's 6-0 thumping at Norwich City in the Carabao Cup.

And he will not return in time for Saturday's long trip to Hull City in the Championship.

Asked for an update on Stanislas's injury, Parker told BBC Radio Solent: "He felt his hamstring. He will probably be a few weeks to be fair.

"He just felt a twinge in his hamstring. It's disappointing obviously because in this situation we're pushing and pushing because we need our players out there, in terms of the ones that can bring quality onto the pitch and Junior is certainly one of them.

"He's tweaked his hammy so we'll see how that goes."

Stanislas is one of four players currently sidelined with Adam Smith, Jack Stacey and Lewis Cook also unavailable to face Norwich last night.

Cherries will however be boosted by the return of Jefferson Lerma this weekend, following his six-game suspension.