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Danny Drinkwater only moved to Burnley from Chelsea in August on a temporary loan deal until January, but his future at the club has been put in doubts after entering a fight at a nightclub that has left him injured.
Reports claim Drinkwater approached Scunthorpe United star Kgosi Ntlhe’s girlfriend, causing a scuffle to break out. Bouncers then threw Drinkwater out of the club and he was then attacked by six men.
Drinkwater suffered facial cuts and bruises in the attack and a “badly injured ankle” that is likely to see him sidelined for several weeks, according to Sky Sports News.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed that he has forgiven the midfielder, and that the rest of the matter will be handled in private.
“They are human beings and people do get in scrapes,” Dyche said.
“He’s old enough and wise enough to know you do whatever you can to try not to get into scrapes but sometimes it happens.
“He is part of us. We have to work with him and help him get realigned to where he was and where he wants to be. We have talked to him and the rest will remain private.”
“We’ve had a chat with him and said: What happened first of all? What was the situation that led to it? OK, let’s move away from that, now where to do we go from here? That’s where we’re at,” Dyche added.
Unfortunately, Drinkwater will be out for two weeks after sustaining ankle ligament damage.