Burnley’s Danny Drinkwater could be ‘out of action for up to a month’ – Sun

Drinkwater moves to Burnley

Danny Drinkwater moved to Chelsea in August of 2017 from Leicester City.

Chelsea are believed to have paid in the region of £34m for Drinkwater.

However, since his move to Stamford Bridge, Drinkwater has found his game time rather limited.

In fact, the midfielder has made just 23 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea’s first-team.

Drinkwater would make just one appearance throughout the entirety of the 2018/19 campaign.

Drinkwater doesn’t seem to have impressed new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard either, as he has joined fellow Premier League outfit Burnley on loan until January 6th.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Drinkwater reportedly attacked

Drinkwater has yet to feature for Burnley in the league. But he did play 90 minutes in the League Cup vs Sunderland.

It was reported earlier this week by Sky Sports News that Drinkwater was a doubt for Burnley’s trip to Brighton ‘after rolling his ankle in a non-football incident.’

A report then emerged from The Sun on Sunday the 8th of September, claiming that Drinkwater was attacked by six men outside of a nightclub.

A source has reportedly spoken to The Sun about the alleged incident. Here are some of the quotes from the source:

“At one point he was curled up in a ball on the ground, as they repeatedly jumped up and down on his ankle and shouting, ‘Break his legs’.”

“They knew he was a Premier League star and it was his livelihood. There was blood everywhere, and it was all incredibly nasty.” As quoted by The Sun.

The report from The Sun also claimed that Drinkwater could now be out of action for up to four weeks:

Drinkwater suffered torn ankle ligaments in the attack, ruling him out of action for up to a month.

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