The Beast Injury Update
A scan has revealed that Brian Jensen suffered slight ligament damage to his left ankle after hobbling off in Saturday's 1-3 home defeat to Wigan.
He will now receive treatment on the ankle with all Clarets fans hoping he will be available for our next crucial game at home to Hull City this Saturday.
The Official Site has been unable so far to give any indication yet as to whether he will be fit for Saturday's match.
The injury to Jensen was to say the least bizarre and was made doubly worse for the Beast since the incident led to Wigan's equaliser in the 11th minute.
Wigan right back, Mario Melchiot had put over a testing cross into the penalty area. Jensen looked indecisive and in two minds but then seemed to go over on his ankle and drop to the floor in agony allowing Hugo Rodallega the simplest of tap-ins to equalise for the Latics.
'The Beast' had extensive treatment on the pitch and was eventually allowed to carry on for a minute or so to see if he could walk off the injury. The short answer was no he couldn't and he had to be replaced by Penny.
We wish Brian well and hope he can recover quickly but if he does have to sit out the next game or so at least Clarets fans will have been heartened by the performance of Diego Penny. The stand-in keeper did pretty well on Saturday considering this was his first taste of Premier League action and his first league involvement since that 4-1 tonking on the Championship openning day of last season against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.