Fans were asked to send their messages for Sam Vokes as the Burnley striker starts his recovery from injury. Here is a selection...

Good luck Sam hope you make a full recovery and hope it won’t be too long before you’re banging in the goals again.

@BFC11 Sam – you’ve been a superstar for BFC. A warm thanks for your goals and all around teamwork. Swift recovery.

@DevonCow1 All the best big Sam, thanks for making this season so memorable. See you in the Premier League! Up the Clarets!

@Dewhurst1882 Good luck and best wishes Vokesy! You and the team have been awesome this season. We are all behind you!

@tim21clarets All the best Sam. Take solace from your pals who had similar injuries and come back stronger. Good luck.

@stevieclaret Wishing Sam a safe op and speedy recovery. You will be missed. Here’s to a full recovery and seeing you in a Claret shirt again.

@sheclaretor8 All the best – looking forward to seeing you in Claret and Blue again – we’ll raise the roof!

@sylvtheclaret Me, my daughter Keah and two sons Andy and Ben wish Sam a speedy recovery ready for the Prem UTC.

@dobberleyland1 Speedy recovery and hope all goes well. See you in the Premier League scoring lots of goals.

@Alecwillis1 Good luck Sam. Hope you get well soon! X @Bfckitten Good luck for the recovery. Set his mind to it and the rehab can go smoothly back to full strength soon :) @lhodgson1988 All the best Sam for a speedy recovery from an AFCB fan.

@putts40 All the very best Sam, keep your chin up. Thanks for your efforts this season – the lads will finish the job for you!

@nmclean77 Wishing you a speedy recovery Sam. Just think when you come back you will be a Prem player and you deserve it. Still miss you at WWFC. x @shellwwfcsankey I’m a Posh fan, but Burnley have been brilliant this season, and Sam has been an integral part of that success. I wish him a speedy recovery.