Date: 5th December 2012 at 6:33pm
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Left back Ben Mee has suffered medial knee ligament damage and now faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

Mee picked up the injury during Sunday’s 1-1 derby draw with Blackburn at Turf Moor. Although he completed the match, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon this week that he now expects to be out for 4-6 weeks.

He tweeted on his personal page:

‘Managed to tear my medial ligament in my knee midway through the game on Sunday, looking like a 4 to 6 week job #gutted’.

A club statement from the club later confirmed the grim news, stating that he would be absent for ‘several weeks’.

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 the injury.

‘We are hoping it will be sooner, rather than later, but we are expecting it will be weeks, rather than days’

At least Burnley have plenty of cover at left back and Danny Lafferty and Joseph Mills will now both be in competition to replace Mee in that position.

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