The 23-year-old midfielder is a big boost to the Cherries as they look to avoid relegation in the last few months of the season.
He was back in the starting lineup for their 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
Speaking about the England international, Howe told the Daily Echo: "He did really well. I was very pleased.
"Especially in the second half, I think he came into the game. He showed his qualities in the spell that we were on top – his technical ability really shone out.
"He has been patient. He has had to wait for his opportunity back in the team but I thought he did very well on Saturday."