While teammate Junior Stanislas looks to be out for some time following hernia surgery, Adam Smith, who himself suffered a hernia in the latter stages of last season, is on the road to fitness after a 45-minute appearance in AFC Bournemouth's friendly on Saturday.
Bournemouth has locked down defender Adam Smith to a long-term contract after surviving its first season in the Premier League.
Adam Smith, Harry After and Benik Afobe will not be available for AFC Bournemouth's trip to Anfield this weekend as the trio continue to recover from their respective injuries.
Eddie Howe announced that Adam Smith was substituted in AFC Bournemouth's loss to Manchester City because of an ongoing groin issue.
Bournemouth held Crystal Palace to without a shot on target in a 0-0 draw that ensured the Cherries would avoid dropping back into the bottom three for at least the weekend.
Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels scored at the Hawthorns and Bournemouth made it three wins in a row.