Date: 22nd November 2011 at 9:43am
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Clarets fans were devastated on Saturday after our leading goal-scorer, Charlie Austin fell heavily in the home game against Leeds United and dislocated his shoulder for the third time in 14 months.

He had to be given oxygen and was clearly in a lot of pain and distress before being stretchered off with just 30 minutes played.

At least this time it was confirmed by Jason Tindall that the shoulder went back in on its accord after 15-20 minutes of the dislocation whereas previously it had to be pushed back.

X-ray scans after the game also confirmed there were no fractures to his left shoulder and after seeing a specialist on Monday there was more encouraging news for the former Swindon striker.

Manager Eddie Howe confirmed:

“Charlie has seen a specialist and it appears to be good news; certainly as good as we could have hoped for.

“He will have a further scan at the end of the week and we`ll know more then, but we`re hopeful to have him back in action much sooner than we feared.”

All Clarets fans will be waiting with bated breath to find out the results of the scan on Friday.

Everybody at Vital Burnley wishes Charlie well hoping he has a speedy recovery and will soon be back in action.

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