Martin Paterson was carried off with a knee injury after just 15 minutes of Burnley’s Carling Cup defeat at Barnsley last night.
The Northern Ireland striker fell awkwardly and there will now be a question mark over his participation in next month’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.
The Tykes advanced to the fourth round of the Carling Cup as Burnley failed to end their 77-year Oakwell hoodoo.
The last time Burnley won at the South Yorkshire venue was way back in 1932 and they tasted defeat again in a five-goal thriller.
Barnsley fell behind to a Steven Fletcher strike, but hit back 60 seconds later through Jon Macken and took the lead in first-half stoppage time with a spectacular strike from Anderson De Silva.
Burnley fought back with a goal created by Fernando Guerrero and scored by Chris Eagles, but Hugo Colace scored a bullet header with 15 minutes remaining to settle the tie.