ClaretandHugh explained earlier in the week via a top source that the captain had developed an unusual injury and that he is expected back for the trip to Burnley after the international break.
And in the meantime the manager has explained the nature of his problem saying he appears to have torn fibres in his lower leg after receiving a kick in the 3-1 win against Liverpool.
That type of injury is usually gone within one or two days and the manager said: ““It is a bit of a mysterious injury to be honest.”
Speaking to www.London24.com he said: “It only evolved from a kick in the calf and normally a few days rest to a kick like that will be enough for it to go.
“But there is obviously a deeper, underlying problem with Mark’s calf, it looks as if it has torn one or two fibres in there.
“He played after the kick and then played again after a second kick but we will have to see how it goes.”