Howe left sweating on injuries to key Cherries duo

Date published: Sunday 20th December 2015 1:57

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he is sweating on injuries to Junior Stanislas and Josh King following Bournemouth’s victory at West Brom.

The Cherries beat the nine-man Baggies 2-1 at The Hawthorns on Saturday to record a third straight triumph.

But Junior Stanislas suffered a hamstring problem during the game while Josh King had to be replaced by Glenn Murray before kick-off after injuring his hamstring in the warm-up.

Albion’s James McClean was sent off for a rash first-half tackle on Adam Smith while Salomon Rondon saw red for clashing with Dan Gosling as Smith and Charlie Daniels’ late penalty won it for the visitors.

Howe said: “We lost Josh King in the warm-up, that was a huge blow to the way we play. Junior felt something in his hamstring. We hope we haven’t picked up two serious injuries and we were pleased to see Smithy get up from that dangerous tackle.

“King just felt his hamstring. He had his hamstring scanned after last week and there was no problem so I’m just surprised he felt something in there. We are hopeful it’s not long term.”

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