November 22, 2019 / 11:47 AM / 20 days ago

Bournemouth's King out of Wolves clash with hamstring issue

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group F - Malta v Norway - Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta - November 18, 2019 Norway's Joshua King in action with Malta's Ferdinando Apap REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

(Reuters) - Bournemouth’s Norwegian forward Joshua King will miss Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Wolverhampton Wanderers after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty, manager Eddie Howe said on Friday.

King, who has played all 12 league matches for the club this season, sustained the problem in Norway’s Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Malta on Monday.

“It’s a big blow to lose Joshua. It’s a very minor hamstring strain, so it’s difficult to judge how long he’ll be out, but it may keep him out for a couple of weeks,” Howe told reporters.

Winger Ryan Fraser is also a doubt after missing Scotland’s qualifying matches against Cyprus and Kazakhstan due to injury.

“We’ll make a late call on Ryan, looking at his injury and see how he is ahead of the game,” Howe added.

Midfielder Dan Gosling is closing in on a return to the first team after overcoming a hip issue and played Tuesday’s friendly match at Reading.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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