​Bournemouth striker Joshua King has revealed that he thinks he will be forced to miss two weeks of action after picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty with Norway.


During Monday's 2-1 win over Malta, King opened the scoring early on but was withdrawn in the dying embers of the game, looking to be in some discomfort as he left the field.

Joshua King

Speaking to ​TV2 after the game, ​King admitted that his hamstring felt 'a little sore', and he will undergo further tests upon his return to ​Bournemouth.


"I can't say for sure [how long I'll be out]," King admitted. "If I had to guess, I'd say about two weeks."


The match way Norway's final Euro 2020 qualifier, but it actually meant very little. Spain and Sweden had already qualified from Group F, meaning Norway had nothing to play for other than pride. 

Former ​Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland claimed that Bournemouth will be furious to have seen King play almost the entirely of such an unimportant game, and the Cherries striker appeared to echo those thoughts after the match.


"[The game] was not very fast paced and it was not very tiring to play," King added. "But sometimes you might want to think about when you've played every single game on the club and national team."

Joshua King

Should King's prediction prove to be correct, he will miss games against ​Wolverhampton Wanderers​Tottenham Hotspur and ​Crystal Palace, while he will be facing a race against time to recover to face ​Liverpool on 7th December.


The news will come as a huge blow to Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. The Cherries are on a run of one win from their last six games, and they have fallen to ninth in the ​Premier League as a result.


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