Vincent Kompany said that Lyle Foster’s absence versus Liverpool was due to a muscle injury.
Burnley’s striker was left out of today’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield.
David Fofana, the hero of last week’s 2-2 draw against Fulham, started alongside Zeki Amdouni up forward.
When asked why Foster was missing, Kompany responded, “Muscle injury, so we’ll see.”
Johann Gudmundsson and Mike Tresor were also left out of the lineup.
On a more positive note, Hannes Delcroix returned from injury, having missed the previous three games due to a knock.
The 24-year-old took over at left-back, replacing Vitinho, who fell to the bench.
January signings Maxime Esteve and Fofana, meanwhile, were handed their first starts for the club.
Charlie Taylor and Jordan Beyer both remain out, alongside long-term absentees Luca Koleosho and Nathan Redmond.
Redmond will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery last month, while Koleosho is also expected to miss the majority of the campaign.
There is a chance, however, that Koleosho could feature towards the back end of the campaign.
Speaking ahead of today’s game, Kompany revealed the winger is making good progress in his recovery but it’s too early to say when he will be back.
When asked if Koleosho remains on schedule, the Clarets boss said: “Yes, but with a long-term injury he still has a crucial phase to go through which is a return to the pitch and he’s not there yet, so we’ll see.”