Steven Defour has been ruled out for at least two months with a knee injury, manager Sean Dyche has confirmed.
Scans showed the Clarets’ midfielder must undergo surgery to repair cartilage damage.
Defour, 29, had been an ever-present for Burnley in the Premier League this season.
But he now faces an enforced spell on the sidelines, with Ashley Westwood getting a first league start of the campaign at Newcastle United tonight.
More to follow later tonight.