Michael Keane will sit out Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Nottingham Forest after suffering a blow to the head at the weekend.
League guidelines recommend a six-day period of rest following head injuries where the player is not unconscious.
That does not necessarily rule Keane out of the game at Bolton Wanderers this Saturday.
But boss Sean Dyche confirmed the 23-year-old will sit out the midweek clash against Forest at Turf Moor, where the Clarets aim to extend their unbeaten league run to 10 games.
Dyche said: “Michael took a bit of a knock to the head and wasn’t knocked out, but he won’t make it tomorrow.
“We will follow the league’s guidelines for that, where if a player comes off with a head injury of that sort it’s at least a six-day period out, so he won’t be right for Tuesday.
“He is generally alright and has been scanned and checked out well, but we do have to give it an initial period to make sure he’s ok, so our medical team will obviously look after him.”
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