Clarets Midfielder On Injury List Following Assault

Danny Drinkwater Ruled Out Of Action After Assault

The comeback hopes of Danny Drinkwater have taken another hit after he sustained an unspecified injury while away from his club. Sources say the Chelsea midfielder, on loan at Burnley was assaulted but neither club would confirm this.

Drinkwater has not played a Premier League game for eighteen months and this latest setback could put him out for another fortnight. Burnley & Chelsea declined to comment on how Drinkwater sustained the injury but it is understood that it occurred away from the training ground.

The former Leicester title winner, who has three England caps was due to play for the Clarets U23’s against QPR on Monday at Turf Moor, but he took no part in the match. Drinkwater last featured in a top-flight match in March 2018, when he started in a defeat at Manchester City.

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