Bournemouth forward Joshua King has confirmed he couldn’t train yesterday because of an ankle injury he picked up in last weekend’s game with Slovenia.

Speaking to Aftenposten, the Norway international revealed he couldn’t continue training yesterday due to the pain: “Somebody fell over my leg against Slovenia. I got hurt but continued to play and didn’t notice much, but a few hours later it stiffened in my ankle. I had pain yesterday and I have pain today.”

King added: “I tried to jog during training today, but I would not risk making it worse, so I had to leave the gym.”

The player could now be a doubt for tonight’s clash with Bulgaria if the Norwegian medical staff can’t get his ankle sorted.

This will also come as a blow to Bournemouth if they won’t have one of their standout players fit for the weekend. Eddie Howe’s team have made an impressive start to the season and currently lie 6th in the table, just behind Tottenham Hotspur.

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King has been key in their run this season, scoring four goals in eight Premier League appearances. With the south coast derby against Southampton coming up, Bournemouth will be surely anxious to know the forward will play.