Burnley winger Kightly on way back from operation

Michael Kightly

Michael Kightly

First published in Sport

MICHAEL Kightly is edging closer to a Burnley comeback after undergoing minor knee surgery.

Kightly starred for the Clarets on loan from Stoke City last season before making the switch permanent this summer for a fee of around £1.5m.

The 28-year-old is yet to feature in pre-season after knee issues, but is now nearing a return.

Also improving after injury is goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who has been suffering from a calf problem.

“They’re going ever so well,” said Clarets boss Sean Dyche.

“They’re coming back slowly but surely.

“Kights has surprised us with how quickly he is coming back and is going along really nicely.

“He’s had a minor knee injury, like a tiny bone growth on the outside of his kneecap, it’s kind of strange, I’ve never known it, but it had to be removed.

“It sounds way more serious than what it is but when they slit your skin it has to recover and it’s as simple as that, so it’s just a time issue.”

Steven Reid made his first appearance of pre-season in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Blackpool, while Ashley Barnes returned from injury after missing the 2-1 defeat at Preston days earlier.

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3:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

Glad to here all the niggley injuries are being sorted out by the back room specialists before the season starts. Player fittness and availability were crucial to our success last season, with the small squad and it will be so this season.
Glad to here all the niggley injuries are being sorted out by the back room specialists before the season starts. Player fittness and availability were crucial to our success last season, with the small squad and it will be so this season. Scamp Kingsley
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4:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

MikeMada says...

Fitness, consistency and,strangely enough, a small squad were all keys to our success.
Fitness, consistency and,strangely enough, a small squad were all keys to our success. MikeMada
  • Score: 11

6:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur
nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.
Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps. andy1
  • Score: 5

7:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

McClaret says...

andy1 wrote:
Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur

nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.
Isn't it pride festival month?
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.[/p][/quote]Isn't it pride festival month? McClaret
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

andy1 says...

McClaret wrote:
andy1 wrote:
Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur


nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.
Isn't it pride festival month?
I dont know not being homophobic but I am anti D1ck Head regarding the three stooges I mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.[/p][/quote]Isn't it pride festival month?[/p][/quote]I dont know not being homophobic but I am anti D1ck Head regarding the three stooges I mentioned. andy1
  • Score: 3

9:10am Wed 6 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

andy1 wrote:
McClaret wrote:
andy1 wrote:
Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur



nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.
Isn't it pride festival month?
I dont know not being homophobic but I am anti D1ck Head regarding the three stooges I mentioned.
No Dale Winton and Louie Spence were on TV last night so that's probably why.
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: Surpriced TurfMoorTit and his brain Cell AnotherBeatingoffBur nley havent commented yet. I forgot the other Twonk George Orghanis washingmachine. I bet they have been caught down loading illegal things or kicked out of the Doss House being Tramps.[/p][/quote]Isn't it pride festival month?[/p][/quote]I dont know not being homophobic but I am anti D1ck Head regarding the three stooges I mentioned.[/p][/quote]No Dale Winton and Louie Spence were on TV last night so that's probably why. mjp 53
  • Score: 5

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