Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury is confident Harry Arter will recover from injury to face Carlisle on Saturday.
The 22-year-old midfielder missed the Cherries' 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday with a back problem but is expected to return to training on Tuesday.
Bradbury told the club's official website: "Harry's just struggling a little bit with his glute. He wasn't 100 per cent fit and was struggling to train on Friday.
"I pulled him out because we have a couple of fixtures now that we need everyone fit and available for.
"I just didn't want him to tear his glute and be out for four weeks."
Arter's absence allowed Steven Gregory to make his first start for the Cherries in over a month, with Mathieu Baudry making the bench for the first time in two months following a hamstring injury.