Injured Burnley striker makes his return in academy outing following four-month absence

Michael Obafemi has made his return from injury with an appearance for Burnley’s Under-21 side.

The 23-year-old has been out for four months due to a major hamstring injury that necessitated surgery.

The striker was injured while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland in June.
Obafemi has since recovered and played for the Under-21s in their rivalry against Blackburn Rovers at Gawthorpe.

The starting lineup also includes Lawrence Vigouroux, CJ Egan-Riley, Han-Noah Massengo, and Darko Churlinov.


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After coming on loan from Swansea City in January, Obafemi made 14 appearances for Vincent Kompany’s team during the second half of last season.

When the season ended, the relocation from South Wales was made permanent.

Obafemi took to Instagram after undergoing surgery this summer to provide a favorable update on his status.

“Surgery went well yesterday and I’m feeling good,” he stated in an email.

“It’s time to rest, but I can’t wait to get back on the pitch with the boys and see you soon, Clarets!”

“Thank you to the medical team, doctors and nurses who have been with me every step of the way.”

In other news, Nathan Redmond returned from injury on Saturday, coming off the bench in Burnley’s 3-0 loss to Brentford.

Despite being deemed a fitness doubt prior of the game, Ameen Al-Dakhil was declared fit for the game. Meanwhile, Anass Zaroury made a comeback after being left out of recent squads.

Hjalmar Ekdal, Jordan Beyer, Johann Gudmundsson, and Manuel Benson are all still unavailable.

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