Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury could welcome back Shaun Cooper for the south-coast derby with Southampton.
Cooper missed Bradbury's first defeat as a manager against Exeter in midweek through illness and has been kept away from the rest of the squad to stop it spreading through the camp.
However, the defender is hopeful he will be passed fit in time for the visit of Nigel Adkins' side.
Another injury concern for Bradbury is striker Michael Symes, who was substituted after 39 minutes in the loss to the Grecians with an abductor strain.
Symes had initially been struggling with the problem before Tuesday's game but was taken off as a precaution, leaving his participation on Saturday in doubt.
Defender Rhoys Wiggins made his return from a calf injury at St James Park and is likely to keep his place, while long-term absentee Steve Lovell is remains sidelined with an ankle problem.