UK time is: 12:11:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Play It Again Sam!

Sam Vokes picked up a Player of the Year double recently being the overall winner at the supporters` clubs` event before collecting the main prize at the club`s official presentation. He just pipped Danny Ings who had to be content with the players` player of the year award.

Vokes scored 21 goals this season including 20 goals in the Championship helping the club ultimately achieve promotion to the top flight before being cruelly injured in the home game against League Leaders, Leicester at the end of March and missing the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Vokes subsequently had successful surgery to fix the problem but the Welsh international is still not expected to feature until the second half of next season.

It has now also been revealed though that he faces further surgery, this time to fix a dislocated shoulder. Vokes suffered the injury in the away game with Millwall. He was one of the goalscorers in that game which finished 2-2 but Physio Ally Beattie had to quickly push the shoulder back in its socket in order to allow Vokes to carry on.

He has lived with the problem ever since but it has not been that troublesome. Nevertheless, the opportunity is now being taken to undergo another operation to repair minor tissue damage. The surgery will take place once Vokes is able to walk around without the aid of crutches. The procedure is likely to take place in the next two weeks or so. It could take six to eight-week to recover but that will coincide with his rehabilitation from knee surgery in any case so there is no major concern. He will now have the summer months to rest and recuperate.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 8 2014

Time: 11:42AM

Your Comments

They kept that quiet but it don't really matter!
turfmanphil
Wishing the big man a speedy recovery. "We need you back Sam".
Grimsby Claret
I hope his shoulder problem is minor and not in the same bracket as Charlie's. Sam Vokes has come into his own this season and he'll be a big asset in the premiership when he returns to help us consolidate the Europa League position. What ? . . . . . .
WelshClaret
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley Stoke Fire And Get Warm Glow! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Can Burnley Rule Britannia? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Rumour Mill-Mowatt What? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Burnley X-Files: Pato Back With Grezza! (Saturday November 15 2014)

Rumour Mill-Are Burnley Minging? (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Burnley 1 - 3 West Ham
Leicester City 2 - 2 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
17. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Carragher Lambasts 'Weak' Reds
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
Monk Will Have Selection Headaches Very Soon!
Swansea : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
Martinez lines up two January signings
Everton : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
The Art of Defending is Dead!
Spurs : 24/11/2014 09:50:00
Liverpool: We're 'Low On Confidence' - Rodgers
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 09:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Our first win at last. How many more before Xmas?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
6 2%
5 0%
4 16%
3 38%
2 19%
1 16%
0 9%