Hjalmar Ekdal, Ramsey & Vitinho injury update: Trio to miss Tottenham game

According to Vincent Kompany, Hjalmar Ekdal’s injury from Burnley’s Carabao Cup match against Nottingham Forest is not as serious as first thought.

Following a collision in the Burnley box, the defender at the City Ground needed to be stretchered off the field after receiving oxygen treatment.

After the game, Kompany said the Swede had injured his knee and that it could be bad. The Burnley manager was able to give a more upbeat update ahead of Saturday’s resumption to league play against Tottenham.

The Belgian also discussed Aaron Ramsey’s condition, another player who had to leave Burnley’s 1-0 victory in the second round.

“There was a little bit of a cost to this game and I think a number of players are not going to be available for Saturday, that’s fair to say,” Kompany said.

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“The key thing is we avoided the extremely severe injuries. We feared for some of them, especially Ekdal, that it could be severe but in the end it’s just going to be a normal rehab.

“It rules him out for the weekend though, of course.” Vitinho, meanwhile, was also withdrawn but as yet, there’s no news on the defender’s condition.

“Vitinho we’re still assessing as we speak, so we will see,” Kompany said.

The Clarets will be without Anass Zaroury once again on Saturday as the winger serves the third and final game of his three-match ban for the red card he was shown against Manchester City.

Darko Churlinov is still unavailable because of his summer health concern, while Jordan Beyer and Michael Obafemi are both also out due to injury.