BEN Mee faces several weeks on the sidelines with a repeat of the shin injury he suffered towards the end of last season.

But there is better news for Burnley on the fitness of Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who looks set to return from a calf problem against Leicester City this weekend.

Skipper Mee missed the win at Watford a week ago with the injury and he is set to be absent for another couple of weeks at least with the same injury that saw him miss the final three games of last season, according to boss Sean Dyche.

"He could be couple of weeks or a few weeks, we’ll see about that," he said.

"He has a stress reaction at the bottom of his shin as it attaches to the ankle. He had something similar last season and it cost him a few games. We’ll have to monitor that and see how that settles down.

"It's just a stress response to the workload and it gets quite sore around the bottom of the ankle as it attaches to the shin. It was something that he had last season, so we’ll see how quickly that settles down."

Iceland winger Gudmundsson has missed the last two games but is set for a timely return considering that his replacement, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, is struggling with a hamstring problem.

"He’s had a good few days on the grass," Dyche said of Gudmundsson.

"He’s been with us on the grass today (Thursday), so providing there’s no reaction overnight, then he’ll certainly be back in the thinking.

"GK [Nkoudou] has a tight hamstring, so that might naturally work out depending. We’re waiting for more news tomorrow morning.

"We’ll give it a 24-hour window to settle down. He was training today but he just complained a little bit of a tight hamstring.

"Scott Arfield is not quite ready. He’s back on the grass. So that’s where we’re at."