Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe says he may be forced to alter his January transfer plans after seeing Josh King suffer a hamstring injury.
King had to be replaced shortly before half-time in the 2-1 home victory over Everton on Saturday, with the Cherries already without Jermain Defoe until February due to an ankle problem.
And, with King expected to be absent for at least a couple of weeks, Howe accepts that he may have to have a rethink about his potential targets.
He told Sky Sports: "We've picked up another injury in Josh King, but we've got one or two bodies coming back, so it's a little bittersweet.
"It looks like a hamstring problem, so that could be a minimum of two weeks.
"We are a little light in the striker department now with Josh's injury, so we'll have to wait and see if that changes our transfer policy."
King, who scored 16 Premier League goals last season, has managed just two in 18 appearances so far this term.
Minus King, the Cherries are back in action on New Year's Day when they head to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.
The two sides have already met twice this season, with Bournemouth winning 2-1 at Dean Court in the league in mid-September and 1-0 in the EFL Cup just four days later.
The visitors are 12/5 to claim a much-needed three points on Monday, with the draw priced at 11/5, while Bournemouth are available at 1/4 not to be relegated this season.
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