Sean Dyche has confirmed that the injury to striker Danny Ings is a straightforward hamstring problem and is not as bad as first feared.
The England U21 international limped off in the Clarets clash at Crystal Palace last Saturday on just 41 minutes after pulling up stretching for a loose ball.
And whilst the weekend's game against Sunderland will, of course, come too soon for Ings, the Clarets boss was confident that the severity of the injury would not keep the forward out for too long.
Dyche said: "He's ok it's just a straightforward hamstring injury so we're confident with that now and it puts Danny's mind at rest with where it's at.
"We take that as it really and the medical team will now with him.
"There are no timescales on it, we're happy with the scan and it's nothing ontoward and we'll take our time and see how long it is until he is back."
The Clarets will also be without long term absentee Sam Vokes and Matt Taylor, who sat out of the Palace game with an achilles problem, for this weekend's clash with the Black Cats.