• 25 Apr, 2024


Burnley FC coach Vincent Kompany has provided an update on the injury status of Lyle Foster, who was notably absent from their recent match against Liverpool.

The 23-year-old, who returned to action in December after receiving specialized care for mental health concerns, will once again be sidelined.

Recent Performances:

Since his return, Foster has played eight games for Burnley, becoming a crucial player for the team.

His absence will be keenly felt as the club fights to move out of the relegation zone in the Premier League.

Foster has been instrumental, scoring four goals and providing three assists in 16 matches across all competitions.

Injury and Recovery:

Kompany revealed that Foster underwent surgery for a chronic issue, necessitating his absence from the pitch.

However, Kompany assured that Foster's season is not over, indicating that he will return after a period of recovery.

Broos' Concerns:

Meanwhile, national team coach Hugo Broos expressed frustration over Foster's regular participation for Burnley while the club had previously indicated he wasn't ready to play in the AFCON tournament.

Broos is uncertain about Foster's availability for the upcoming national team games against Algeria and Andorra in March.

Broos' Plans:

Broos stated that he would visit Burnley to clarify Foster's situation if the club indicates that the player is not available for national duty.

He emphasized the importance of understanding Foster's mental and physical readiness before making a decision about his inclusion in the national team.

Kompany's Response:

Responding to Broos' remarks, Kompany reiterated that Foster's well-being and readiness are paramount.

He emphasized the need to approach the situation with care and understanding, indicating a willingness to cooperate with the national team's requirements regarding Foster's availability.