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Burnley's Sam Vokes to miss rest of season

31 March 2014

Burnley striker Sam Vokes will miss the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate injury.

The Wales international, who has scored 22 goals this term, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Leicester on Saturday.

The news comes as a big blow to the promotion-chasing Clarets who also lost 25-goal top scorer Danny Ings to an ankle injury earlier this month.

Manager Sean Dyche said: "Sam has had a great season and I am sure you will join us all in supporting him during his recovery.

"As ever, our team mentality remains focused and this represents another opportunity for someone to come and make a continued contribution in the closing weeks of the season."

Burnley, who are second in the table, nine points clear of third-placed QPR, are hopeful Ings will be fit to return in the coming weeks.

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