Ben Mee’s Burnley season maybe over
Burnley fans have received bad news on Thursday.
Centre-half Ben Mee has been one of the standout players for Seans Dyche this season.
But Mee may not be seen again until the 2018-19 campaign, following an injury picked up before last weekend’s win at Watford.
The Burnley Express have published fresh quotes from Dche, who has confirmed that Ben Mee’s season maybe over:
It could possibly be a number of weeks to let it settle down, which is a shame as he’s had such a good season.
It’s basically a deep bone bruise, which he has had before on the other shin, that cost him the last few games last season.
It’s a stress reaction at the bottom of his shin and ankle, so we will see.
Burnley’s other injury problems vs Leicester
Burnley host Leicester City at Turf Moor on Saturday in the Premier League.
Mee is sure to miss the Leicester game. Kevin Long is set to replace Mee at the heart of Burnley’s defence, alongside James Tarkowski.
Burnley are also set to be without Scott Arfield (calf) and Jon Walters (knee) for the Foxes match too.
However Icelandic midfielder Johan Gudmundsson has a chance of being recalled this weekend. Dyche said:
He’s been on the grass since Monday, which is a good sign, so we’ll see how he goes.
Steven Defour and Robbie Brady are long term absentees for Burnley.
Leicester team news vs Burnley
Midfielder Vicente Iborra will be assessed after limping off against Newcastle with a hamstring injury.
Hamza Choudhury is expected to start in midfield as Wilfred Ndidi continues his suspension.
Daniel Amartey is a doubt with a hamstring strain.
Matty James will miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury.