Date: 23rd September 2009 at 6:32pm
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Martin Paterson and Brian Jensen were both stretchered off in last night’s 3-2 Carling Cup defeat to Barnsley.

Paterson will be out of action for an unspecified time after it was decided he needed surgery for a knee injury today to repair a tweaked cartilage.

Jensen though only suffered a dead leg and gaffer, Owen Coyle announced on the Official Burnley FC Website:

‘Brian could be fit for the weekend’

Speaking about the injury to Pato he said:

‘Martin tweaked a cartilage and will have surgery, at which point we’ll know further how long he will be sidelined.’

The news is therefore mixed, we would certainly be in a stronger position if Jensen was available for the Spurs game at White Hart Lane this Saturday.

Losing Paterson would be a blow but not a disaster with loan striker, David Nugent chomping at the bit to make a start following his brace from the bench against Sunderland last Saturday. Steven Fletcher, Steve Thompson and Jay Rodriguez would also be available for a role up front.

Let’s hope though that the injury to Paterson won’t keep him sidelined for too long. That’s all we need after losing Chris McCann for 2-3 months following his medial ligament injury against the Black Cats.


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