Kompany provides worrying update ahead of West Ham clash, but Burnley set for double injury boost

Lyle Foster continues to receive the “best care possible” but no timeframe has been put on his return according to Burnley boss Vincent Kompany.

The Clarets announced at the start of November that their striker will be taking a break to undergo therapy for his mental health.

Kompany provided an update this afternoon ahead of Burnley’s return from the international break at home on Saturday, revealing Foster remained unavailable.

“There’s very little I can communicate other than we’re convinced he’s getting the best care possible,” he told reporters.

“We’re fully prepared, though we can’t say when, to fully embrace him again and ensure he has a platform to perform again.” But the focus right now is on his getting better, not on this.”


Burnley's Jack Cork wants another stab at the Premier League before his  playing days are done
Jack Cork

Elsewhere, the Clarets will be without Arijanet Muric and Jack Cork on Saturday as Kompany’s men bid to end a run of five straight league defeats.

“We’ve missed Corky for the last few weeks due to something that happened in training,” Kompany said.

“[About Muric], he hasn’t returned yet. Hopefully, he’ll be cleared tomorrow and available for the game, but he hasn’t been training and hasn’t been able to play.”

Burnley could benefit from the return of Hjalmar Ekdal and Manuel Benson, both of whom have been sidelined with injuries.




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