Danny Drinkwater is going to get another chance to live up to expectations at Burnley.
The 29-year-old Chelsea loanee suffered an ankle injury in controversial circumstances, reportedly thrown out of a bar and jumped by a group of upset patrons. The incident comes less than six months after a drunk driving arrest.
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Manager Sean Dyche says the incident should be “just a blip” for Drinkwater at Turf Moor, and that the players will an opportunity to do the right thing and make an impact on the field once healthy.
“He’s certainly old enough and wise enough to know you do whatever you can to not get in scrapes but sometimes it happens. We’ve been big over our time here – you can’t just talk about development when it’s good news, you also have to work with players if things are not quite as good.
“It’s been more that sort of situation, have a chat with him and say, what happened first of all, what was the situation that led to it. OK, let’s move away from that, now where to do we go from here. So I think that’s where we’re at.”
Drinkwater is expected to miss a few weeks with his ankle injury, with Burnley set to face Brighton, Norwich City, Aston Villa, and Everton.