The defender, who was troubled by a groin strain in pre-season, limped out of Tuesday night’s 2-0 Carling Cup defeat to Southampton with an unspecified injury and the club are waiting to discover the seriousness of the problem.
Danny Hollands and Michael Symes (both groin) featured as substitutes against the Saints and are likely to be named on the bench once again at Dean Court on Saturday.
Harry Arter should also be involved despite sustaining a knee injury in last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Charlton in League One.
Veteran forward Steve Fletcher continues to be dogged by a heel problem and it remains unclear when he will be able to return.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe is also without the services of long-term absentees Mark Molesley (foot) and Steve Lovell (ankle), with the latter expected to return in October.