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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.




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 26 2009

Time: 11:53AM

Your Comments

It would be good I think if Penny did actually get a few games under his belt. We would then all have more confidence in him and he in himself if he continued to play like he did on Saturday.
turfmanphil
Agree Phil and the injury would be a good excuse to "blood" Penny in the Prem and give Brian time to recover fully from the last two games which must have affected him mentally. Also puts Lund on the bench which can't be a bad thing either?
VinRogue
I'm half expecting to see Lund myself I watched Lund in the reserves against Liverppol on the internet didn't play too bad was unlucky with the goal. He did make a couple of cracking saves.
ruane
Yep, I saw that game too via Sky (Liverpool channel) and agree with you about Lund. Good,solid performance and he had no chance with their free kick in added time; the goal that spoilt his clean sheet
turfmanphil
Well I would not be to disappointed if Jensen missed the Hull game we were sat on the front row of the Jimmy Mac on saturday just a few feet from the shall I come - or shall I stay Jensen I thats how he twisted his ankle. the Beast has lost his confidence.
Grimsby Claret
I just wonder if his former injury has had something to do with it. he hasn't been the same since the deadleg against Barnsley in my opinion. The tonkings also won't have helped his confidence although he cant be blamed for most of the goals, that's down to our dodgy back four away from home
turfmanphil
Got to agree TMP I don't think he has been same since Barnsley, and a lot of the goals are down to poor defending. Maybe we need to rest him against Hull and be back to his best against City and we can get some points away fom home.
sheclaret
I do tend to agree, I think we could risk Penny against Hull and if he performs well we are all winners,including Jensen who will realise he has to pull his socks up with another keeper playing well and breathing down his neck. Jensen tends to go off the boil when no competition for his place
turfmanphil
I agree he hasn't been the smae since Barnsley. Somehting to keep in mind about the equliaser aginst Wigan. Mears didn't track back and follow rodallega. Juts got to learn soemtimes you have to do things just in case. Although Mears has been probably our best singing for me so far.
skutter169
 

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