Coyle sweats on Burnley's injured duo

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Owen Coyle, the Burnley manager, is waiting to find out the extent of Martin Paterson and Brian Jensen's injuries after both limped out of Tuesday's 3-2 Carling Cup third-round defeat to Barnsley.

Paterson was due to undergo a scan yesterday, while the club's medical staff will check on Jensen ahead of this weekend's tough trip to Tottenham in the Premier League.

Paterson, the Clarets' top scorer last season with 19 goals in all competitions, went down in the 15th minute at Oakwell when he appeared to twist his knee, while the Danish goalkeeper Jensen could not continue after picking up a dead leg in a collision with Barnsley defender Darren Moore.

Coyle, who has already lost Chris McCann for up to three months with medial knee ligament damage this week, is hopeful neither of Tuesday's casualties have suffered long-term injuries.

"I think it's probably too early to assess it," Coyle said about Paterson. "Part of it seemed innocuous, I don't even know if anybody got anywhere near him, truth be told.

"It seems to be in the knee area and he's in discomfort. We'll obviously look to get that scanned as early as possible and look to see if there's any lasting damage."

Of Jensen's injury the Clarets' manager added: "Brian, I want to say, is in a better situation than that, but I can't say for sure."

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