Tom Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder in Burnley’s 1-0 Premier League victory over struggling Crystal Palace, Sean Dyche has confirmed.
England goalkeeper Heaton was forced off 35 minutes into the clash at Turf Moor having landed awkwardly after claiming a high ball.
Heaton was replaced by Nick Pope, who did well on his debut to help keep Palace at bay, and the former Charlton Athletic shot-stopper looks set to fill in for the coming matches with a timeline for Heaton’s comeback as yet unknown.
Burnley sit seventh in the Premier League, having claimed seven points from their opening four fixtures, with a trip to Liverpool next up for the Clarets.
Sean Dyche confirms that goalkeeper Tom Heaton has a suspected dislocated shoulder.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) September 10, 2017
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