Mee injury blow for Burnley
Burnley defender Ben Mee is set for an extended spell on the
sidelines after suffering medial knee ligament damage.
Former Manchester City youngster Mee sustained the problem
during Sunday’s 1-1 derby draw with Blackburn at Turf Moor.
Mee completed the 90 minutes at left-back but took to his
personal Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon to reveal the bad news
of an expected four-to-six week lay-off.
He tweeted: “Managed to tear my medial ligament in my knee
midway through the game on Sunday, looking like a 4 to 6 week job
A club statement from Burnley later confirmed the news,
concurring with Mee’s prognosis that he would be absent for
Clarets boss Sean Dyche said: “It’s a blow for Ben and we will
have to give the knee a chance to settle down and then fully assess
“We are hoping it will be sooner, rather than later, but we are
expecting it will be weeks, rather than days.”