April 12, 2018 / 5:53 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer: Burnley's Mee faces two weeks out with shin injury

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - March 31, 2018 Burnley's Ben Mee applauds their fans after the match REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

(Reuters) - Burnley defender Ben Mee faces up to two weeks on the sidelines with a shin injury, manager Sean Dyche said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City.

Mee has been a regular starter for the club this season with 29 league appearances but was ruled out of last Saturday’s 2-1 win at Watford. He will miss a reunion with Leicester where he spent a short spell on loan from Manchester City seven years ago.

“Ben could be a couple of weeks... he’s got a stress reaction at the bottom of his shin,” Dyche told a news conference on Thursday.

“It’s a response to the workload and gets quite sore around where the ankle attaches to the shin.

“He had something similar last year which cost him a few games. We will just have to monitor that and see how it settles down,” the manager added.

Versatile defender Kevin Long is expected to step in for Mee while winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson could return to the squad after missing the last two games with a calf injury.

Burnley are seventh in the league table with 49 points from 32 games while Leicester are one place and six points behind them.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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