Danny Drinkwater suffers mystery off-field injury as reports suggest midfielder was assaulted

Danny Drinkwater has been injury struck and hasn't featured in a Premier League game for 18 months, and his time on the sidelines has been extended.

The English midfielder joined the Clarets this summer after he wasn't in Frank Lampard's plans, but is yet to feature for Sean Dyche's side yet in the league. 

However, the Daily Mail are reporting that the 29-year-old has suffered a mystery injury, which both clubs are not making comment on. 

The report also suggests that the midfielder may have been assaulted, but that is not yet confirmed. 

Danny Drinkwater's loan deal expires in January, so he won't have long to make an impression to extend his stay in Lancashire.

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