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Burnley strike star Vokes is ruled out for the season

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Vokes is out for the season Sam Vokes is out for the season

SAM Vokes’ season is over after the striker was diagnosed with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The Clarets’ second top scorer went off in the eighth minute of the weekend defeat to Leicester City after getting his studs caught in the turf, causing the damage to his left knee.

Vokes was withdrawn immediately and left the ground on crutches after the game.

A scan yesterday revealed the extent of the injury, bringing to an end a stunning 21-goal campaign for the previous ever-present.

The Wales international, who was rewarded for his efforts with a new deal earlier this season, will now be seeking specialist advice after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “Sam has had a great season and I am sure you will join us all in supporting him during his recovery.

“As ever, our team mentality remains focused and this represents another opportunity for someone to come and make a continued contribution in the closing weeks of the season.”

It is unknown how long Vokes will be sidelined for with the best outcome a six-month lay-off although it can take up to a year to recover from anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott suffered exactly the same injury in his left knee earlier this season and has been ruled out for six months.

The news leaves Burnley down to one recognised striker in Ashley Barnes, with top scorer Danny Ings recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against Birmingham City last month, and following the closure of the emergency loan window on Thursday.

It is likely to be a further week before Championship player of the year Ings can be considered for selection, with the striker unlikely to feature at Watford this weekend.

Midfielder Dean Marney will also miss that trip as he serves the final match of his two game ban for 10 accumulated bookings.

But Kieran Trippier could return following two weeks out with a hamstring injury Of Trippier and Ings Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “We’ll see how the week goes, we can’t guarantee that but they’re on the right track.

“Tripps is going along nicely, Ingsy should start moving more freely again this week, but obviously he’ll be a bit longer.

“Marns has just got to see out his next game and then he’ll be ready for selection again.”

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9:44am Tue 1 Apr 14

Dublin Claret says...

Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad.
Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man
( the fans ) we can do it.
Com'on you Clarets!
Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad. Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man ( the fans ) we can do it. Com'on you Clarets! Dublin Claret
  • Score: 8

10:33am Tue 1 Apr 14

earwego says...

Dublin Claret wrote:
Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad.
Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man
( the fans ) we can do it.
Com'on you Clarets!
I agree, hope your player makes a quick and successful recovery,he deserves his crack at Premier League football as I am sure you will be playing next season. Not all Rovers fans are morons as most Burnley fans are not morons either. Its a shame that the real fans debates are being hijacked by idiots from both sides who spoil the real debates on these pages. Good luck Sam,wish you a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad. Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man ( the fans ) we can do it. Com'on you Clarets![/p][/quote]I agree, hope your player makes a quick and successful recovery,he deserves his crack at Premier League football as I am sure you will be playing next season. Not all Rovers fans are morons as most Burnley fans are not morons either. Its a shame that the real fans debates are being hijacked by idiots from both sides who spoil the real debates on these pages. Good luck Sam,wish you a speedy recovery. earwego
  • Score: 10

10:51am Tue 1 Apr 14

owd nick says...

earwego wrote:
Dublin Claret wrote:
Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad.
Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man
( the fans ) we can do it.
Com'on you Clarets!
I agree, hope your player makes a quick and successful recovery,he deserves his crack at Premier League football as I am sure you will be playing next season. Not all Rovers fans are morons as most Burnley fans are not morons either. Its a shame that the real fans debates are being hijacked by idiots from both sides who spoil the real debates on these pages. Good luck Sam,wish you a speedy recovery.
Ditto again.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Best of luck to big Sam, really gutted for him and such a nice lad. Now we've got to put our trust in Sean to come up with a formula to get us over the line. lt's going to be tough, but with the help of our 12th man ( the fans ) we can do it. Com'on you Clarets![/p][/quote]I agree, hope your player makes a quick and successful recovery,he deserves his crack at Premier League football as I am sure you will be playing next season. Not all Rovers fans are morons as most Burnley fans are not morons either. Its a shame that the real fans debates are being hijacked by idiots from both sides who spoil the real debates on these pages. Good luck Sam,wish you a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]Ditto again. owd nick
  • Score: 5

11:50am Tue 1 Apr 14

Ewoodlegend says...

I know i come on here winding you lot up, but I really do wish him a speedy and good recovery. It's a horrible injury that has happened.

All the best Sam :)
I know i come on here winding you lot up, but I really do wish him a speedy and good recovery. It's a horrible injury that has happened. All the best Sam :) Ewoodlegend
  • Score: 6

11:53am Tue 1 Apr 14

Ewoodlegend says...

I know i come on here winding you lot up, but in this case i come in peace. I really do hope him a good & speedy recovery, it's a horrible injury that keeps players out a long time. Hope you have the cover to bang the goals in (don't tell anyone but I hope you you go up, NW teams in the prem please).

All the best Sam
I know i come on here winding you lot up, but in this case i come in peace. I really do hope him a good & speedy recovery, it's a horrible injury that keeps players out a long time. Hope you have the cover to bang the goals in (don't tell anyone but I hope you you go up, NW teams in the prem please). All the best Sam Ewoodlegend
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Nothing from Darener and his pathetic cronies ? Thanks to the genuine Rovers fans
Nothing from Darener and his pathetic cronies ? Thanks to the genuine Rovers fans FCBurnley
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Sparky86 says...

Great player and amazing season for the lad.
Shame it had to end like this for him.
Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Rovers fan.
Great player and amazing season for the lad. Shame it had to end like this for him. Hope he makes a speedy recovery. Rovers fan. Sparky86
  • Score: 5

12:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

McClaret says...

Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else?
Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time!

Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all.
Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else? Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time! Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all. McClaret
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

it just goes to show that the majority of decent Rovers fans wouldn't wish an injury on anyone, even a Burnley player.

That so-called banter group on Facebook has got a few idiots on there laughing at Vokes' plight.
it just goes to show that the majority of decent Rovers fans wouldn't wish an injury on anyone, even a Burnley player. That so-called banter group on Facebook has got a few idiots on there laughing at Vokes' plight. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

1:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

john byrom says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Nothing from Darener and his pathetic cronies ? Thanks to the genuine Rovers fans
Well why don't you try to do the same when you are posting about the rovers
We will wait too see on that.
And from another rovers fan speedy recovery
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Nothing from Darener and his pathetic cronies ? Thanks to the genuine Rovers fans[/p][/quote]Well why don't you try to do the same when you are posting about the rovers We will wait too see on that. And from another rovers fan speedy recovery john byrom
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Tue 1 Apr 14

stick to football says...

So disppointing for the lad himself and the Team so here is wishing you a speedy and full recovery from all genuine football fans from the blue and white half of East Lancs
So disppointing for the lad himself and the Team so here is wishing you a speedy and full recovery from all genuine football fans from the blue and white half of East Lancs stick to football
  • Score: 1

4:24pm Tue 1 Apr 14

mjp 53 says...

McClaret wrote:
Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else?
Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time!

Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all.
Why not give either Dummigan or Gilchrist a run out. I know they are juniors but it would give them match time and they are strikers after all. It would only be for the next couple of games before Ings is back. Just an idea?
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else? Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time! Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all.[/p][/quote]Why not give either Dummigan or Gilchrist a run out. I know they are juniors but it would give them match time and they are strikers after all. It would only be for the next couple of games before Ings is back. Just an idea? mjp 53
  • Score: 0

5:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

McClaret says...

mjp 53 wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else?
Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time!

Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all.
Why not give either Dummigan or Gilchrist a run out. I know they are juniors but it would give them match time and they are strikers after all. It would only be for the next couple of games before Ings is back. Just an idea?
Completely with you on that and what an opportunity for a young lad. Either way it won't make sense to just play Barnes on his own unless we go and park the bus and that has not been our way all season.
[quote][p][bold]mjp 53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Trips back on Sat and can shove Baird into the middle? Must give Barnes someone alongside up top to work with, Wallace certainly capable of hitting a decent shot if given a chance or maybe someone else? Need to dig in on Sat and show our metal, situation should then start to ease with any luck. Certainly no luck to have them all out at the same time! Nice to see genuine fans with decent posts - good on you all.[/p][/quote]Why not give either Dummigan or Gilchrist a run out. I know they are juniors but it would give them match time and they are strikers after all. It would only be for the next couple of games before Ings is back. Just an idea?[/p][/quote]Completely with you on that and what an opportunity for a young lad. Either way it won't make sense to just play Barnes on his own unless we go and park the bus and that has not been our way all season. McClaret
  • Score: 0

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