Ex-Swansea City man Michael Obafemi dealt major blow ahead of Burnley's Premier League campaign
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The Clarets have revealed the striker suffered a hamstring injury while away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland last month.
The former Swansea City man suffered the setback during the 3-0 win against Gibraltar and had to be withdrawn during the second-half.
He had previously made a 10-minute cameo during the 2-1 defeat to Greece three days previous.
“Scans have shown Michael Obafemi suffered a hamstring injury during his recent international outing,” the Clarets said in a statement.
“The 22 year old picked up the injury while away on international duty playing for Ireland against Gibraltar and was substituted just before the hour mark.
“The Dublin-born striker, who signed permanently for the clarets at the start of this month, played 14 times for Burnley last season, scoring against Watford and Huddersfield Town.
“Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery.”
Obafemi made 14 appearances for Vincent Kompany’s side during the second half of the season after joining on loan from Swansea in January.
The move from South Wales was made permanent once the season came to an end.
But Obafemi’s cruel setback leaves Kompany light on options in the forward department having already lost the experience of Ashley Barnes.
Lyle Foster and Jay Rodriguez are also part of Burnley’s squad, but it could be an area where the Clarets look to strengthen.