Cherries new-boy Solanke out for a month
New Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke is set to be unavailable until February due to a hamstring injury.
The Cherries signed England striker Solanke from Liverpool for a reported £19million on Friday but did so fully aware he would be out of action until next month.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insisted there was no risk in drafting in the 21-year-old despite him carrying an existing injury issue.
"Dominic will miss most of January I would say because he's got a bit of a hamstring issue," said Howe, after Bournemouth lost 3-1 to Brighton in the FA Cup third round at Dean Court.
"It will be more February before we're likely to see him in action, but we knew about that because he's been through all the medicals and checks.
"He adds a slightly different dynamic to our front line: he can hold the ball up in play, he's technically gifted, has a good physical presence and all-round he's a very good player."
Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.